Samsung said Monday it filed new claims against Apple in Germany, claiming the iPhone maker infringed on four of its patents.
The South Korean company filed the claims with the Mannheim Regional Court in Germany on Dec. 16. The claims cover alleged infringement of patents relating to Samsung's telecommunications standard technology and user interface (use of emoticons). Samsung said that the products that infringed its patents were Apple's iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPad 2.
Samsung added four patents to its ongoing infringement case related to the telecommunications standard technology WCDMA for 3G mobile handsets, which was filed in April. The decision on April's case is expected in early March.
Samsung won a round of its global patent fight when an Australian court lifted a ban on the sale of its Galaxy table computer earlier in December.
However, the previous day in Paris, another court turned down Samsung's bid to block sales of Apple's iPhone 4S in France.