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. 

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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1. wendygarett unregistered

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

2. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009


22. daniel_bargs

Posts: 325; Member since: Nov 27, 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.

25. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 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.

74. maier9900

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 17, 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.

81. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 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?

83. maier9900

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

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

73. maier9900

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

you mean from $700.....

12. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

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

16. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

3. Ueliton

Posts: 34; Member since: Aug 29, 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...

7. timtimity

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 13, 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.

14. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 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

50. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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

4. prakesh

Posts: 92; Member since: Sep 13, 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..

5. arnolddhara

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

and they must not claim some lousy billion

31. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

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

39. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered


6. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

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

8. Daniel.95

Posts: 89; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

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

75. maier9900

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 17, 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.

9. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

go sammy

76. maier9900

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 17, 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.

10. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 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

18. ph00ny

Posts: 2026; Member since: May 26, 2011

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

24. cheetah2k

Posts: 2223; Member since: Jan 16, 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!

51. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

No, not all, but a large portion

89. maier9900

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

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

11. osmaankhaan unregistered

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

13. BigBoss10

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

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

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