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Now Samsung confirms it is preparing to sue Apple over 8 LTE patents

Now Samsung confirms it is preparing to sue Apple over 8 LTE patents
The Apple iPhone 5 is here and it supports 4G LTE. Good news? Yes, for Apple’s and Samsung’s lawyers. 

Samsung has now confirmed earlier comments from its top executives that it will sue Apple as soon as the LTE iPhone hits shelves

That moment has come and Samsung found 8 LTE patents that it thinks the iPhone 5 infringes on. 
 
"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."


What does this mean? Simple, Samsung might ask the court for preliminary injunction against the iPhone 5. So far, we’ve seen Samsung ask the court for injunctions on Apple products in Europe but not yet in the States.

As you know the first trial between Apple and Samsung is awaiting appeal, and Apple wants to triple the over $1 billion in damages it was awarded by the jury. The second lawsuit will begin with hearing on September 26th. Ah, it just never ends.

source: FOSS Patents

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posted on 20 Sep 2012, 09:22 6

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


Wait!!!!!
I'm in the middle of saving money!!!
Let me take one 1st karma!!! Just give me some time please!!!

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 09:24 11

2. trentsinmypants (Posts: 324; Member since: 29 Jan 2009)


LOL WUT?

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 09:51 23

22. daniel_bargs (Posts: 325; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)


just one injunction for iPhone and expect the fall of Apple. imagine iPhone 5 getting banned and stock prices plunges from $500 to $300. hahahah here's hoping.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 09:59 16

25. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)


I have an iPhone, and I'm all for Samsung. Apple needs to get some karma for the way they have been suing everyone. The only reason I have an iPhone is because I prefer the OS. I don't want them to get banned, but I do want them to get what has been coming to them this whole time.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 21:58

74. maier9900 (Posts: 272; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)


you think this is something that samsung will actually win, keep on dreaming... Samsung needs to try harder, it seems that they are playing with they're own money here. LTE is a standard, cannot sue over usage or implementation in a device. If that was the case imagine us without 3G now or other internet standard for that matter.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 23:01 1

81. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Just like a rectangular shaped with rounded corner smartphones. They are standard or should I say generic or basic design for a smartphone. But apple sued samsung for using it. See?

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 00:25

83. maier9900 (Posts: 272; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)


Every phone has rounded corner, Every single one... Not at that radius, but they all have rounded corners.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 21:51

73. maier9900 (Posts: 272; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)


you mean from $700.....

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 09:34 1

12. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)


one thing i can say is that it is not going to be good for either companies

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 09:37 2

16. joey_sfb (Posts: 6033; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Take one for what? If apple can't earn a zillion from iPhone 5, it will just drop it and move on to iPhone 6 or 5s.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 09:26 47

3. Ueliton (Posts: 34; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


Well, if the iPhone really infringes the pattents, Samsung must sue. It´s very sad things came down to this level, but Apple started it...

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 09:31 15

7. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)


I'm not a fan of the patent wars going on but if you sue someone instead of letting something slide you've got to expect the other side to respond the same way if the opportunity arises. It just creates animosity.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 09:36 9

14. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)


it is so obivous that apple infringed at least one of samsung's 4g patents as they own the biggest amounts and they advanced most of it

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 13:52 2

50. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I'm surprised Samsung didn't have the paperwork filed and suit started the day or so after the announcement. HTC too. Best to stop them before they get any sales than let them sell any and try to get royalties, especially because it would void the selling records and tick off the iFools who bought any

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 09:28 1

4. prakesh (Posts: 92; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)


apple says htc just license LTE just to sue us,

but apple knows that they will sue by samsung after lauching ip5 so they license/buy some LTE. haha

cooL..

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 09:29 5

5. arnolddhara (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


and they must not claim some lousy billion

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 10:26 9

31. JC557 (Posts: 1576; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Dr. Evil: One... hundred billion dollars! *add pinky*

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 11:51

39. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


LMAOOOOOO^^

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 09:30 16

6. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


yes!! do it please... end this tyranny please Samsung!

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 09:31

8. Daniel.95 (Posts: 89; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


8 Patent ????!!!!!!!
Its much.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 22:23

75. maier9900 (Posts: 272; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)


8 nothing... Samsung cannot win this, There's no judge that stupid to believe it. Even if samsung proves it, it will only prove that it got some patents nothing more. And those patents are useless. Samsung knows it.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 09:32 14

9. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


go sammy

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 22:24

76. maier9900 (Posts: 272; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)


lol, "go sammy" ... yeah sammy go spend money to prove nothing. LTE patents, should've never happen in the first place. Not in anybody's right mind.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 09:32 3

10. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


well, samsung does has a lot of LTE patent & it would be rather impossible for apple not to infringe one of the patents.

banning the iPhone would be a stupid strategy, it's better to make iPhone license for the LTE patents / iDevices sold. Samsung will get more than 1 billion in a short period of time

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 09:37 3

18. ph00ny (Posts: 1268; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Apple also bought ton of LTE Patents from one of the outgoing companies. Ugh

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 09:57 11

24. cheetah2k (Posts: 1599; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Samsung is to LTE, like Sony is to Blu Ray. Samsung holds all the basis of technology LTE patents, and well, Apple doesnt!

Go Sammy!

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 13:53

51. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


No, not all, but a large portion

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 03:43

89. maier9900 (Posts: 272; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)


You're a moron! Plain and simple...

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 09:33 12

11. osmaankhaan (unregistered)


sammy just got the way out to recover the the loss caused unnecessarily by apple by having the home town advantage

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 09:35

13. BigBoss10 (Posts: 276; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)


That's very LOUSY!!! PEACE ON EARTH GUYS ...

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