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Samsung confirmed prepping to sue over LTE usage in the new iPhone, Apple stock down 2.6%

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Samsung confirmed prepping to sue over LTE usage in the new iPhone, Apple stock down 2.6%
Here is one reason Apple's stock went down 2.6% yesterday, something that hasn't happened for a while - Korea Times is citing an unnamed Samsung official who confirmed that the company is gearing up to sue Apple over LTE patents, waiting for the official announcement of the new iPhone tomorrow to see what baseband radio is Cupertino using exactly.

"It’s true that Samsung Electronics has decided to take immediate legal action against the Cupertino-based Apple. Countries in Europe and even the United States ― Apple’s home-turf ― are our primary targets," said the source.

The decision came after it became clear for Samsung that Apple is going to launch the next iPhone in Korea with the local LTE frequencies, over which the company holds a patent or two. Other industry sources chimed in: "Apple claimed the existing 3G-related patents are standard essential patents (SEPs) according to our earlier commitment to the FRAND (fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory) terms. But the story is totally different when you talk about LTE patents. These are new and highly-valued," said one, and a Korean telecom executive confirmed: "SK Telecom and KT will face some difficulty in their marketing strategies for the 4G LTE iPhone because of a fresh legal attack on Apple."

Meanwhile, as we learned yesterday, HTC had its own patents stayed against Apple, and the source says the Taiwanese win might make the eventual LTE patent infringement lawsuit easier to launch for Samsung. Apple is apparently fully aware of the issue, and gobbling up LTE patents as fast as it can to fend off the upcoming legal onslaught.

source: KT

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posted on 11 Sep 2012, 01:58 18

1. CivicSi89 (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)


i smell karma......

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 02:23 17

5. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 346; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


payback time.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 05:07 13

19. imsickwithphone (banned) (Posts: 76; Member since: 17 May 2012)


What goes around comes around

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 04:04 11

15. MeoCao (unregistered)


karma indeed, 2.6% of Apple stock is much more than $1 billion something that SS has to pay.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 07:47 4

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


HAHAHA this sentence made me chuckle. :)))

"Apple is apparently fully aware of the issue, and gobbling up LTE patents as fast as it can to fend off the upcoming legal onslaught."

:))) It's like trying to dodge a meteor hitting your city. :)))

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 09:15

46. zhypher_23 (Posts: 195; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


Like that analogy XDD

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 15:07

42. JLMCGE01 (Posts: 8; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)


You smell karma.... But i smell karamel

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 02:06 5

2. jshan (Posts: 148; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)


Loosers !! They are almost afraid to that apple stunner !! Apple is the best !

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 02:41 11

8. optimo_prime (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Feb 2012)


Fanboy alert apple just needs a taste of theyre own meds

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 03:29 13

13. PostmanLV (Posts: 7; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


lmao If you are gonna call someone a loser make sure to spell it correctly

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 06:15 1

23. jshan (Posts: 148; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)


It's not bout the spellings .. It's bout samsungs pain man.. Do not bother bout ma spels.. Whatever u got what I meant by that knw. So it's not important I guess so.. Lol

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 06:34 6

25. structureman116 (Posts: 134; Member since: 14 Sep 2010)


Your aptitude for spelling is a testament to the intellectual level of iphone fans...

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 12:49 1

37. Droiddoes (unregistered)


An uneducated ifan that can barely create a coherent sentence, fresh AND new! NOW I've seen it all!

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 06:31 5

24. structureman116 (Posts: 134; Member since: 14 Sep 2010)


The correct spelling is losers, not loosers, and the only thing Apple is the best at is making a second rate product!

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 07:19 1

28. jshan (Posts: 148; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)


I told ya at once knw. That never bother , worry bout spellings. Just try to understand the reality. That the apple is the smartphone history makers... If there z no apple then u won't c a capacitive touch screens, if there is no apple no high quality games on your mobile. Most importantly if there was no apple then no android .. Hope u need to know how does google CEO took advantage to make " android "he was in apple board for 4 years and took secrets and made that stolen product.. Haha ... LoL but they still need to take some secrets to make more quality and more smoothness ... If u can think wisely think that how many product making by an apple ... iPad, iPod,Mac pc,mc note book,iPhone .... What else... And also Samsung ???? All kinda household items... But think bout the consideration of those company.. Apple on the # 1 ... Even overtaking microsoft... So what else man..sry dude .. Even now your telling bout my spells. I just try to give the well sound I thoug to give u like"looooser".. I don't know what kinda kid r ya ? LOL ...

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 11:52

33. verty (Posts: 88; Member since: 07 May 2012)


You wish. Boring!

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 02:10 11

3. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 435; Member since: 20 May 2012)


You fooked with the wrong company for the last time Apple...

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 02:10 12

4. matt1q2aw3 (Posts: 13; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)


I asked a group of patent attorneys if LTE stands for long term evolution. The laughed and said, "Son, it stands for long term employment."

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 03:59 3

14. MeoCao (unregistered)


haha yes, and thank to the house that Steve built

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 02:29 3

6. android8 (Posts: 22; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)


It would be difficult to beat Apple in their home country even if the allegations from Samsung seems genuine.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 02:39 1

7. E.N. (Posts: 2218; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


lol, I don't know why I found this extremely funny

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 03:02 3

9. bloodline (Posts: 686; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


karma

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 03:05 3

10. Raptor9142 (Posts: 41; Member since: 15 Apr 2012)


Apple has started it all... now Samsung will end it

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 12:10

35. jshan (Posts: 148; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)


Samsung will end their brand ... Your correct man.. !! and they gonna change the name as " COPYCAT" ltd.. LOL !!

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 13:27 1

41. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Wow.. you eat paint chips as a kid? Chew on too many pencils?

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 03:27 6

11. Sniggly (Posts: 6473; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Razor looked out over the battlefield. Apel’s forces outnumbered the Alliance’s; the white shrouded, mindless drones swarmed over the ground followed by their Shuffle tanks and a few mountainous Nightmare mobile forts. As he stared at the unfolding battle grimly, Razor brought a black-lined hand up to his ear. Speaking into the microphone embedded in his thumb, he growled “We’ve got ‘em right where we want ‘em, ladies. Come on down and join the fun.”

Captivate, the Galaxy Squad leader, called back. “You got it, Major. Girls, let’s light their asses UP!” A raucous cheer came from the other squad members as they fired the LTE boosters on their Galaxy S fighter-bombers and rocketed through the atmosphere to the planet below. Lining up for a strafing run on the Apel lines, the sleek yet powerful fighters opened up. Their auto rail guns fired bursts of 100 tungsten rounds a minute, the velocity unmatched by any other round fired from a weapon. The energy released on impact matched several tons of TNT, the rounds slamming all over the Apel forces. Entire companies were vaporized in the attack. Tanks burst open like crushed peanuts. The Nightmares were peppered and turned into ruined hulks.

Razor stood from his crouch, nodding his head in satisfaction at the devastation. His black eyes narrowed as his augmented vision added up the remaining enemy forces. A black lined bicep flexed as he reached over his head and unslinged his sniper rifle. He spoke into his hand again.

“Let’s hear it for the Galaxy Squad!” The cheers from below answered him. “Now let’s mop ‘em up, ladies and gentlemen!” With that he jumped on his hoverbike, revving the engine and dropping off the cliff to the battlefield, swiftly riding to the front of the line and leading the charge, his command of armored soldiers rushing the decimated Apel lines. The sound of their battle cries and firing weapons echoed over the rolling hills and the cliff behind them, drowning out the terrified cries of the drones as they were torn to pieces...

(Why yes, I am a geek.)

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 05:08 5

20. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3643; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


You have a very dark mind Sniggly... Which isn't something you would expect from someone named "Sniggly".

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 12:08 1

34. Sniggly (Posts: 6473; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Dark? In what way?

I'm a little bummed that people so far don't seem to like the story clip. I'd like to know what turned them off to it.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 20:44

43. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3643; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I enjoyed it, just a bit too... I don't know... Just something puts it off

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 01:56

44. Sniggly (Posts: 6473; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


If you think of it let me know. :)

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 12:18

36. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


That was quite brilliant actually.
Really enjoyed it :)

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 13:12

39. CivicSi89 (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)


Dude.... That.... Was.....Awesome!!!

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 03:28 7

12. lyndon420 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Go Sammy.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 04:10 4

16. rudlie (Posts: 182; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


sammy, u act like u have all LTE patents. u will be missed and spend another billion

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 04:21 3

17. Sniggly (Posts: 6473; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Not likely. These are patents which have not yet been declared standards essential. Samsung and HTC could both take big bites out of Apple with this one.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 13:08 2

38. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


they dont have "all patents", but they are one of the worlds biggest LTE patent holders.

Apple just bought a ton of small companies and patent portfolios to be like #4 or #5 in the LTE patent world.. last year they had zero.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 04:30 2

18. Gaytor (Posts: 51; Member since: 09 Sep 2012)


Apple would have to pay-up for sure.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 05:09 3

21. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3643; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Samsung and HTC... Apple is being double teamed here.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 06:04 4

22. dreeemer (Posts: 27; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


Appleits gonna have to remake the logo. Add some more bite marks! Loll

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 07:07 3

26. jshan (Posts: 148; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)


This smartphone will break all records !! Actually their own records.\m/

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 07:17 2

27. jpayne7660 (Posts: 10; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


Those in glass houses should not cast stones! If the sales of the iphone 5 is just halted for a couple of days alone....well the $$$$ impact would be immense. It's true what they say about Karma!

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 08:17 3

30. spindoctor55 (Posts: 18; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


This just in...Apple is suing the apple industry for the term "Apple". From now on we must call that beloved fruit..."Ullaro"

Spin out

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 09:54 2

31. LostInTheRed (Posts: 85; Member since: 03 May 2012)


I love how with the way the patent system works, Apple can just go out and buy up patents for a technology they haven't had/wanted until it became big. Now they can buy patents from other people, and use it against a company that actually invented some of the tech.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 10:27 3

32. shamatuu (Posts: 57; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


YES! they deserve it after all the BS that they tried to pull off last couple of months. Pay back time. This one is for the people. Burn in hell and stay there.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 13:16

40. kanagadeepan (Posts: 589; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


Take that you half-eaten rotten fruit co...

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 07:06

45. jshan (Posts: 148; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)


@ droiddoes,, Ooh ...coherent sentences huh !! LOL ... Um Sri lankan u prick.. Can u even read one word of Sinhala ???? If u call me like that think what could u do in our language?? This is the only think u know ?

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