It looks like Apple’s ongoing legal feud with Samsung is going to get worse before it gets better.
Apple and Samsung are already embroiled in patent litigation across the globe, and as the battle for smartphone marketshare becomes fiercer, so too do the legal battles.
Apple this week filed separate lawsuits against Samsung in Germany asking the Dusseldorf Regional Court there to ban the sale of 10 Samsung smartphones and 5 Samsung tablets. Naturally, one o the devices at issue is the flagship Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone which leisurely borrows quite a few design elements from Apple’s iPhone. Currently, the other smartphones at issue remain unclear, but a quick perusal of Samsung’s smartphone lineup quickly reveals a large number of obvious iPhone clones.
As for the lawsuit pertaining to Samsung tablets, it’s related to the one Apple already filed in Germany pertaining to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 which, if you recall, was initially blocked from sale in the country before Samsung made some design tweaks and rebranded it the Galaxy Tab 10.1N.
The two cases will reportedly go to trial sometime between August and September 2012.