Samsung is anticipating suing Apple over LTE patents
If you remember, last week we shared a story where it was being said that the Korean giant Samsung would go ahead and sue Apple if the Cupertino based giant launches an LTE compatible iPhone.
And as we all know the newly launched Apple iPhone 5 DOES arrive with 4G LTE connectivity on-board. And with this, Samsung has gone official and said that the company is ‘anticipating filing a motion against Apple’s iPhone 5.’
Samsung has said that the company expects that the iPhone 5 does infringe on patents held by the company but will be able to decide and confirm it all once it has an ‘opportunity to analyse the device’.
In an official statement Samsung has said,
Samsung anticipates that it will file, in the near future, a motion to amend its infringement contentions to add the iPhone 5 as an accused product. On September 12, 2012, Apple announced that it will release the iPhone 5 on September 21, 2012. Based on information currently available, Samsung expects that the iPhone 5 will infringe the asserted Samsung patents-in-suit in the same way as the other accused iPhone models. Samsung plans to file a motion to amend its infringement contentions to address the iPhone 5 as soon as it has had a reasonable opportunity to analyze the device. Because Samsung believes the accused functionality of the iPhone 5 will be similar to the accused functionality of other accused Apple products, Samsung does not believe that amendment of its infringement contentions should affect the case schedule.
So we will still have to wait for a couple of days more until Samsung finds out if the iPhone 5 infringes on patents held by the Korean giant or not and lets us all know.
Oh and if Samsung finds out that the iPhone 5 does infringe on the patents then a temporary injunction could be seen implemented on the new iPhone and could result in the smartphone being taken off store shelves until some agreement between the two tech giants is reached upon.
What do you think should be Samsung & Apple’s next move?