The Korean giant has filed suit over alleged patent infringement in Apple's latest, the iPhone 5.
Adds Samsung: "We have little choice but to take the steps necessary to protect our innovations and intellectual property rights." Unfortunately for them, the case is expected to go to trial in the Q1 of 2014. By that time, there will be plenty of rumors of the iPhone 7.
Additionally, the company is asking that the courts add the iPhone 5 to its current lawsuits already underway in the U.S. Federal Court. The new phone allegedly infringes upon "a total of six utility patents in addition to two standards essential patents," says Tom's.
In their filing documents, Samsung says "the iPhone 5 has the same accused functionality as the previously accused versions of the iPhone, so the proof of infringement of the patents-in-suit by the iPhone 5 is the same as for other Apple devices already accused of infringement in this litigation."
Earlier this week, Samsung saw the sales ban against their Galaxy Tab 10.1 'reconsidered,' meaning overturned for time being.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 3 Oct 2012 10:32