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Samsung to file fresh petition in dual-SIM case

Samsung to file fresh petition in dual-SIM case
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First Published: Tue, Mar 17 2009. 09 09 PM IST
Updated: Tue, Mar 17 2009. 09 09 PM IST
Mumbai: Consumer durables company Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd said on Tuesday that it will file a revised petition challenging a customs law in the Delhi high court, after a fresh consignment of its mobile phones was seized on Monday at the Delhi airport.
Its petition had come up for hearing on Tuesday, but the company decided to revise it as the customs seizure in Delhi is expected to bolster its position. The firm is challenging a law that linked a patent enforcement provision in import rules, under which Samsung mobile phones that use double subscriber identification modules (SIM) were seized in Mumbai and Chennai.
The fresh petition will be filed in three days, a Samsung lawyer said, requesting anonymity.
Samsung, which filed the petition in the first week of March, had earlier amended it to include as a respondent Madurai-based S. Ramkumar, who holds the India patent for dual SIM card technology.
Ramkumar has moved a Chennai court against importers of mobile phones that use two SIM cards. At least eight mobile phone importers have now formed a lobby to contest the patent linkage with the customs rule.
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First Published: Tue, Mar 17 2009. 09 09 PM IST