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Here we go again: Samsung sues Apple over iPhone 5

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 Oct 2012 10:32 User comments (12)

Here we go again: Samsung sues Apple over iPhone 5 Samsung has started the next round in the long-standing legal battles between themselves and rival smartphone maker Apple.
The Korean giant has filed suit over alleged patent infringement in Apple's latest, the iPhone 5.

Adds Samsung: "We have little choice but to take the steps necessary to protect our innovations and intellectual property rights." Unfortunately for them, the case is expected to go to trial in the Q1 of 2014. By that time, there will be plenty of rumors of the iPhone 7.

Additionally, the company is asking that the courts add the iPhone 5 to its current lawsuits already underway in the U.S. Federal Court. The new phone allegedly infringes upon "a total of six utility patents in addition to two standards essential patents," says Tom's.

In their filing documents, Samsung says "the iPhone 5 has the same accused functionality as the previously accused versions of the iPhone, so the proof of infringement of the patents-in-suit by the iPhone 5 is the same as for other Apple devices already accused of infringement in this litigation."

Earlier this week, Samsung saw the sales ban against their Galaxy Tab 10.1 'reconsidered,' meaning overturned for time being.

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12 user comments

13.10.2012 11:01

This is getting out of hand its a phone not the end of the world. Reminds me of kids on a playground what a Joke. Everytime a new phone come out there is a lawsuit And most of the time its apples name in it. It's up to the goverment of where the lawsuit is taken place to say look get out of my court stop wasting my time and the take payers money.

23.10.2012 20:01

[sarcasm]Didn't they learn anything from the last case they lost? People on juries only care about how something looks when turned off...and the new iPhone looks exactly like an old Samsung when both are turned off.



33.10.2012 21:38

at this point the judge should make most of this crap that being flung around like shapes and stuff like that UN-patentable. just to shut them up so they can focus on the heart of the issues.
that are when someone decides not to play with you and your iPhone don't cry foul just find a new playmate

43.10.2012 21:45

i think they both should stop play these kids game


Being nice always has its own consequences

54.10.2012 5:03

Im more curious about overseas sales of Iphone 5 units. If there is a violation, Samsung can get the Iphone 5 banned in overseas markets.

65.10.2012 8:20

The jealousy of Samsung bears its ugly head yet again, they should put more energy into development and actually try an make a decent device.
'Time and money well spent' is not a term that springs to mind on this occasion!


"Trying is the first step towards Failure" Homer.J.Simpson

75.10.2012 19:52

Originally posted by xboxd00d:
The jealousy of Samsung bears its ugly head yet again, they should put more energy into development and actually try an make a decent device.
'Time and money well spent' is not a term that springs to mind on this occasion!
What would Samsung have to be jealous about? They already make better phones than Apple and sell more phones than Apple.

Since Apple has made it clear that lawsuits are how they plan to compete with Samsung, Samsung really has little choice but to follow suit.

87.10.2012 17:42

Quick someone call the whaaaaaambulance!!! Two companies that act like toddlers. Hell, I think my cousin's oldest kid could manage a company better than these clowns can...


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98.10.2012 6:40

techinically apple could say samsung copied them by taking out a lawsuit and sue them.basically this is getting rediculous.companies are realising they cant win with the best phones and advertising so they are going to the courts.gets bad publicity for both companies.


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1026.10.2012 13:11
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Originally posted by xboxd00d:
The jealousy of Samsung bears its ugly head yet again, they should put more energy into development and actually try an make a decent device.
'Time and money well spent' is not a term that springs to mind on this occasion!
Oh shut the f*ck up. If you dont know what you're talking about don't say it. Samsungs been making awesome phones which is why apple targeted them like a bunch of greedy a-holes. They became intimidated and now are trying to kill samsung off. Apple was the one to start pointing fingers and about how samsung has the same look of their product externally (It's a f'ing table for goodness sake.) Of course samsungs pissed and want their money back. It's 1 billion dollars they lost over some similar looking edges shared with the Ipads (that's ridiculous.)

1126.10.2012 13:40

knock it off!!!

1226.10.2012 16:28

The idea that anyone's smart phone has a distinct look is idiotic.
They are all pretty much alike.
A black or white (or sometimes slightly different colour) rectangle with either rounded or square edges.
Big deal.

My sympathy is with Samsung in this, Apple have stolen plenty of much more fundamental ideas themselves (and admit it).
I hope Samsung win big & Apple change their ways.
They have managed to go (in a very short space of time) from a company with a nice chaché to their name to being just as mad & greedy as bunch of granny-sellers as any other distasteful company you care to mention.

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