Apple is now suing Samsung Electronics for patent violations related to iPhone and iPad, says Kyodo news agency. This is the latest clash between the two giant rivals. California-based Apple has filed a suit with the Tokyo District Court seeking the suspension of sales of Samsung Galaxy phones in Japan, as well as 100 million yen ($1.3 million) in damages, Kyodo added, citing sources familiar with the matter. The first hearing was held on Wednesday, Kyodo said.

Samsung delay their tab computer in Australia after a court ordering last month. Last week Samsung was banned from selling the Galaxy tab 7.7 in Germany after Apples request.

Source: reuters