Samsung Retaliates with Lawsuit Over Apple's iPhone 5
Hot on the heels of Apple's victory over Samsung, one that cost the latter a cool US$1.05 billion, comes another lawsuit between the two rival tech giants. In a move that was largely expected, Samsung has officially filed court papers accusing Apple’s iPhone 5 of infringing its patents. Korea Times has previously reported that Samsung has "confirmed that it will immediately sue Apple if the latter releases products using advanced long-term evolution (LTE) mobile technology”.
Mobile World Live - "The South Korean vendor – the world’s largest handset supplier – added the claims to an existing patent-infringement lawsuit between the two companies in federal court in San Jose, California. It alleges that, following investigation of the product upon its release last month, the new device infringes two standards patents and six features patents."
The case for the iPhone 5 claims has been scheduled for trial in 2014, a year after Apple's 2013 trial versus Samsung, one that includes the popular Samsung Galaxy S III. Apple has so far come out on top but a small victory has been awarded to the Korean company in the giants' ongoing spat: a sales ban on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been lifted.
Source: Mobile World Live