Samsung accuses Apple of patent infringement in Australia

The legal battle continues between Samsung and Apple with new shots fired in Australia, where Samsung has had to delay Galaxy Tab 10.1 shipments as a result of patent infringement claims brought on by Apple. Samsung was given until today, September 16, to respond, and they've decided to fire back with claims of their own.

Samsung has filed with the Federal Court of Australia, claiming that Apple's iPhone and iPad infringe on seven of its patents that are related to wireless communications standards. Samsung is also seeking to invalidate and revoke the patents involved in Apple's claim against Samsung's Galaxy phones and tablets.

The two companies have been embroiled in a legal battle with multiple lawsuits that now spans at least four continents. Thus far, Apple seems to have the upper hand, winning a ban on Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in Germany and still seeking to ban all Samsung Galaxy branded smartphones and tablets from the rest of Europe.

[via Bloomberg]