Samsung plans to try and ban the next iPhone in Korea, based on violation of its own wireless patents

Samsung plans to try and ban the next iPhone in Korea, based on violation of its own wireless patents
Samsung is reportedly readying a "scorched earth" litigation campaign of its own against the next iPhone, as it plans to sue the bejesus out of Apple with the tried-and-true wireless patent claims it is already asserting against the current iPhones and iPads. 

The Korean Times newspaper says this is supposed to be a surprise lawsuit in the wake of the iPhone 5 launch next month, but it's obviously not that much of a surprise now, if this thing is really in the making.

In places where Apple is suing it for violation of some design and interface intellectual property, Samsung has launched counter-lawsuits, claiming that Apple infringes on seven of its own mobile-related patents. These technologies will allegedly still be used by the next iPhone (s) unaltered, so Samsung will try and capitalize on that, allegedly in attempt to preempt any new litigation strikes Apple could commence.

source: KoreaTimes via SlashGear



1. Life unregistered

It is more like USA Vs. South Korea than Apple Vs. Samsung. Who said Apple was rude. Check this : Samsung (Samsung Group not just Samsung Electronics) is arrogant; just because they are a bigger company and have more resources. Apple and other western companies innovate; samsung just copies; takes licences.

4. John unregistered

I totally agree with you man. Apple is america's largest company, our economy gets effected if apple goes down.

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

apple is not america's largest company.. its far from it. it is americas RICHEST company. There is a big difference. The economy does not hinge on iphone sales. It doesnt even make a dent in our economy. Hate to break it to ya. All apple's slave labor is in another country, so if iphones stopped selling tomorrow, they might fire a few people in the head office, but nothing noticable in america. Looking the same is kinda crummy, but its not illegal to look similar to something else. Patent violation however, is illegal.

24. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Remix when Apple was attempting to ban Samsung you said it was anticompetitive and bad for the consumer. Do you feel Samsung is being anticompetitive.

26. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

no for one reason only if samsung wins, then samsung and apple will come to a stand off agreement and agree to let each other play together and stop this legal nonsense. Samsung has to push back as hard or harder to stop Apple's bullying, so anything Apple has already done is fair game for samsung to try. I really dont think there is much underhanded legal crap that Apple hasnt tried yet, so they should be expecting it all back in spades. If samsung were pulling an apple and merely trying bullying everyone into submission, i would be completely against it.

29. John unregistered

But Apple pays tax to the American govt. It is a listed company. Apple is more about innovations than patents. There are thousands of patents for every silly thing invented.

20. 3D unregistered

Wow!!!! Apple invented rectangular shape cellphones & tablets. That is best innovation I've ever seen. Apple invented how to patent other ideas as your own.

22. box unregistered

Your link is from, therefore not only is it not worth anyone's time, but any comments you have that I might have interpreted as non-biased will be seen as the exact opposite.

25. Lavi unregistered

Do you hear yourself? That's lame!

2. Kjayhawk

Posts: 294; Member since: Oct 07, 2010

Good luck with that.

6. Tom_Waters unregistered

Don't blame apple.

3. csilas unregistered

Samsung u can do it destroy iphone i hate too much they just copy iphone5 from galaxy s2 try to finish apple

8. Windows unregistered

Samsung is just copying. Too addicted to it. No innovations.

10. MegobadaiOSwp7 unregistered

Yes, Samsung found success only because of Android; which is free. While Nokia , RIM and Apple had to invest additional amount in developing their OS.

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

right, which is why samsung invests billions in hardware in research while NONE of those companys even comes close... combined.

15. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

And you criticize samsung for that kind of move (swimming in Android waters)? Why spend multimillion dollars in OS development when you can hook up with an already tested OS. Sometimes you need to trust your brain more than your ego. . .

16. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Better wish an end in the ongoing patent war and please stop with crab mentality thing. . .

5. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Rotten Apple started Patents War against Samsung with 12000+ patents while Apple has only 1000+ patents. Samsung will knock Apple to the floor on Patent War.

7. NokiaPower unregistered

Nokia has over 30,000 patents and motorola over 17,000(now belongs to Google). They are they real innovators of communication and mobile technology.

9. PsRepower unregistered


11. rizky unregistered

Apple design some of the component inside Iphone4. Most parts it is just an outsourced components pack together, design and research done by other company. Even Apple A4 is manufactured by samsung lol. While Samsung truly inovate with its Exynos CPU and Amoled Display. I could say Samsung innovate in more components in sgs2 than Apple in iphone4. If they want war lets bring it.

27. ghjthy

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 19, 2011

your joking right? you do know that the amoled display was made by an american company in calforina and the exynos was also designed by an american company.

14. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

this is just apple getting what they deserve. if you want to bully, expect to get punched back.

17. ohjuststop unregistered

My kneejerk reaction was to say yea Samsung F them in the A. After some thought though, I realized this is ridiculous. Why all the back and fourth? Put out a strong product and let the consumers decide. Granted, intellectual property needs to be protected but I feel this is now in the tit for tat stage. I want a true free market for once!

18. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

I don't think anyone should have there product being band but I really hope Samsung do get the iPhones etc banned just so they get a taste of their own medicine....looks like Samsung might actually have real reasons to take someone to court and not just hey yours has a screen and is slimmer than ours so we suing attitude...

19. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

I just got a call from someone using an iphone4 and his phone cut 3 times the talk. So apple doesnt know to make a phone, no need to sue them for incompetence.

21. darth8ball

Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

Let's see.... again blocking the sale of a device in a market I am against. Using this to get settlement talks started MAYBE it's ok. My dad taught me not to stoop to the level of others, but he also taught me to fight for my rights.....I am gonna be Switzerland on this one I think

23. dblue45

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 26, 2009

Samsung cannot be blamed for this, Apple called this upon themselves, they started it... Nevertheless, they probably should think of more innovation rather than such useless patent wars... I mean, why ban sales of other devices when you can let the consumers have a wider choice of devices? Why not think positively and have a healthy competition?

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