Apple files new German lawsuit against Samsung

Apple is going after Samsung again in Germany. According to a report on Bloomberg, Apple has filed two lawsuits against Samsung, claiming that 10 of its smartphones and five of its tablet devices, including the Galaxy S II, violate Apple's design rights. A Samsung spokesperson said that company had received both lawsuits but would not comment further.

Apple won a victory against Samsung in Germany last month, after a court said that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet had violated Apple's design patents. Samsung created a new version of the tablet, the Galaxy Tab 10.1N, that launched last December in Germany. The new version changed some of the tablet's features including having the speakers on the front rather than the side, and changing the color of the tablet's bezel to a more silver shade.

Apple and Samsung have been battling on a number of fronts in the past several months. Samsung has won at least two victories. One was in the US where a judge allowed the sale of the Galaxy Tab over Apple's objections in December. In that same month, Samsung got a previous sales ban of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 overturned by the courts in Australia.

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