Samsung to pursue iPhone 5 sales ban over LTE patents infringement

20 September, 2012 | Comments (378) | Post your comment

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It was a long time coming, but now it has been officially confirmed - Samsung is going to pursue a ban on the US sales of the Apple iPhone 5. The Koreans believe that the latest iOS smartphone infringes on at least 8 of their LTE patents.

The official statement goes as following:

Samsung anticipates that it will file, in the near future, a motion to amend its infringement contentions to add the iPhone 5 as an accused product. On September 12, 2012, Apple announced that it will release the iPhone 5 on September 21, 2012. Based on information currently available, Samsung expects that the iPhone 5 will infringe the asserted Samsung patents-in-suit in the same way as the other accused iPhone models. Samsung plans to file a motion to amend its infringement contentions to address the iPhone 5 as soon as it has had a reasonable opportunity to analyze the device. Because Samsung believes the accused functionality of the iPhone 5 will be similar to the accused functionality of other accused Apple products, Samsung does not believe that amendment of its infringement contentions should affect the case schedule.

In other words - Samsung doesn't have proof that the iPhone 5 infringes on anything, but it believes the realization of the LTE connectivity in the iPhone 5 is identical to that in other Apple products (the latest iPad). It's yet to analyze the device and extend its claim if its suspicions come out correct.

Apple is not sitting still either. The lawyers of the Cupertino-based company have identified Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as their next target and will try to deal a major blow to the platform, by proving that Android's core functionality infringes Apple-owned patents.

Judge Koh, who is in charge of the lawsuit, will hold a hearing on Wednesday (September 26) to discuss its further management.

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Samsung to pursue iPhone 5 sales ban over LTE patents infringement - reader comments

  • i hate apple

the iphone 5 plays catch up to phones that already have been out. apple freaks make me laugh. it just goes to show they will buy anything apple puts out -regardless of how crappy it is!

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  • 2012-09-27 15:36
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  • Anonymous

Actually I was making a logical response to another poster that had nothing to do with you until you decided to stick your oar in with baseless and incorrect facts.. Shouldn't you go out into the real world and try to find a girl/boyfriend?

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  • 2012-09-25 19:51
  • TkEL
  • Anonymous

All I needed was the first couple lines that twisted the facts into a manipulation to what satisfied their needs to know it was worthless. And yet you had to jump in a random discussion making assumptions and put your own illogical two sense in....

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  • 2012-09-25 11:34
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