Italy rejects Samsung’s request to ban iPhone 4S

6 Jan 2012

The iPhone 4S

A court in Milan has rejected Samsung’s request to ban the sale of the iPhone 4S in Italy. Samsung previously filed an injunction against the iPhone 4S, claiming it infringed on its wireless patents.

Samsung’s complaint against the iPhone 4S involved two patent infringements relating to its wireless telecommunications technology. In a statement, a Samsung spokesperson said the company was “disappointed” with the decision to reject requests for a preliminary injunction against Apple’s device.

The spokesperson said Samsung would review the ruling and consider “all available measures to further protect” its intellectual property.

In October, Samsung filed preliminary injunctions against the iPhone 4S in both Italy and France as part of both companies’ long-running legal feuds centred on smartphone patents.

France also rejected the injunction, ordering Samsung to reimburse Apple on its legal fees.