Apple sues Samsung in Japan over patents: report

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Posted: Sep 08, 2011 3:23 AM
Apple sues Samsung in Japan over patents: report

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)