TOKYO (Reuters) - Apple is suing Samsung Electronics in Japan over alleged patent violations relating to the iPhone and iPad, Kyodo news agency said on Thursday.
California-based Apple is seeking the suspension of sales of Samsung's handsets in Japan, as well as 100 million yen ($1.3 million) in damages, Kyodo added, citing sources familiar with the matter.
The suit is the latest in a series of patent battles between the two firms around the world.
($1 = 77.325 Japanese Yen)
(Reporting by Isabel Reynolds; Editing by Edmund Klamann)