Samsung to Sue Apple over iPhone 5 4G LTE Capability


Apple Samsung War continues as two Smartphone companies continue to blame each other for patent infringement. This time its Samsung who are planning to sue Apple’s iPhone 5 for its 4G LTE.


Samsung rep. said that they plan to sue iPhone 5 due to its 4G LTE Capability, a technology in which Samsung has several patents. Apple’s new smartphone is set to break preorder records with selling out Apple Store preorder stock in just 60 min. 

Samsung already planned to sue Apple before the iPhone 5 announcement stating its intent

"Based on information currently available, Samsung expects the iPhone 5 will infringe the asserted Samsung patents-in-suit in the same way as the other accused iPhone models”

Both companies have gone head to head in different parts of the world to get bans on each others products but Apple has only succeeded once, with getting Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned from US.

4G LTE networks are currently the fastest Cellular networks in the World. US has most Carriers providing 4G LTE and that is the reason why all the phones released in US have 4G LTE capability. Keeping this in mind, Apple decided to included 4G into its iPhone 5

This has given Samsung a chance to sue Apple after Apple won the case against Samsung causing a fine of $1.05 bn. on Samsung, 1.5% of their annual Revenue

Samsung submitted documents to the court stating its plan include iPhone 5 in the existing lawsuit in which Apple has sued several Samsung Phones including Galaxy SIII
The statement is,

We have always preferred to compete in the marketplace with our innovative products, rather than in courtrooms. However, Apple continues to take aggressive legal measures that will limit market competition. Under these circumstances, we have little choice but to take the steps necessary to protect our innovations and intellectual property rights.


Samsung has already started its anti iPhone 5 campaign with its newspaper ad and a TV add which mock lack of innovation in iPhone 5 and the people who stand outside stores to get iPhone 5.

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