Is a new round of Apple Vs Samsung set to kick off in the Australian Federal Court after Apple claimed that the new Nexus smartphones which comes with Android 4.0 device is guilty of copying the iOS slide to unlock functionality patented by Apple?Late last week Apple took action in a German Court reigniting its legal stoush with Samsung and Google claiming that the new Android 4.0 infringes on their patents.
Apple’s decision to focus on the Galaxy Nexus could spill over to Australian Courts this week.
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The Galaxy Nexus is one of Samsung’s flagship devices as well as being the first Android 4.0 phone.
“Judging by the first three weeks of 2012, Apple’s intellectual property assertions against Android continue to escalate,” Florian Mueller, a patent analyst told the AllThingsD website.
“Samsung appears to be no less determined to fight. Apple’s supplemental infringement contentions targeting the Android 4.0 lead device are an unequivocal signal to Google that Apple doesn’t shy away from a frontal assault.”
In another win for Apple a German court on Friday threw out Samsung’s assertions that the iPhone infringes upon one of its 3G patents.