Samsung has accused Apple of dragging their feet on licensing key 3G patents for the iPhone and iPad. These accusations came in the first day of a patent trial between the two technology companies in Australia, according to Computerworld.
According to the report, Apple claims Samsung infringed on patents related to touchscreen technology when they released the Galaxy tablet in July 2011. For their part, Samsung says that Apple violated three 3G data transmission patents that they own, when the California company released the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, and iPad 2.
At issue are two of three Australian patents that the courts will address. These include patents No. 2005202512 and No. 2006241621 that Samsung alleges Apple has violated. The patents deal with power control and the format of packet headers used for 3G data transmissions. The third patent, No. 2005239657, will be addressed Down Under in August.
This is just one of many battles currently being waged between two of the largest tech companies on the planet.
Next Monday, a separate case over patent infringement begins in the U.S., with again, Apple accusing Samsung of copying their products when they released the Galaxy tablet.
Earlier this month, Samsung won a round versus Apple in the U.K.
For more on the ongoing legal battles between Apple and Samsung, be sure to check out our previous coverage on the subject.