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

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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45 Comments

1. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

i smell karma......

5. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 547; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

payback time.

19. imsickwithphone

Posts: 76; Member since: May 17, 2012

What goes around comes around

15. MeoCao unregistered

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

29. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 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. :)))

46. zhypher_23

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

Like that analogy XDD

42. JLMCGE01

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 21, 2011

You smell karma.... But i smell karamel

2. jshan

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

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

8. optimo_prime

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 04, 2012

Fanboy alert apple just needs a taste of theyre own meds

13. PostmanLV

Posts: 44; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

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

23. jshan

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 25, 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

25. structureman116

Posts: 142; Member since: Sep 14, 2010

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

37. Droiddoes unregistered

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

24. structureman116

Posts: 142; Member since: Sep 14, 2010

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

28. jshan

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 25, 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 ...

33. verty

Posts: 132; Member since: May 07, 2012

You wish. Boring!

3. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

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

4. matt1q2aw3

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 30, 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."

14. MeoCao unregistered

haha yes, and thank to the house that Steve built

6. android8

Posts: 23; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

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

7. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

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

9. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

karma

10. Raptor9142

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 15, 2012

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

35. jshan

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

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

41. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

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

11. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.)

20. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

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

34. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

43. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

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

44. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

If you think of it let me know. :)

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