Samsung Requests to Add iPhone 5 to U.S. Patent Lawsuit

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    Making good on its stated intent to file a patent lawsuit against Apple over the iPhone 5, Samsung has filed a request to have the device added to an existing lawsuit underway in U.S. Federal Court, according to FOSS Patents.
    CNET has posted the complete court filing, which claims that the iPhone 5 infringes six utility patents and two other standards essential patents held by Samsung.

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    Samsung's move to take on the iPhone 5 comes just as the same U.S. court order that the three-month old preliminary injunction barring sales of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 be lifted. Apple can still win a permanent injunction as the trial plays out, but for now the original Galaxy Tab 10.1 can return to sale in the United States.

    Article Link: Samsung Requests to Add iPhone 5 to U.S. Patent Lawsuit
     
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  3. Tronic macrumors 6502

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    What patents are specifically being infringed upon?
     
  4. gregwyattjr macrumors regular

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    Whether its available for sale or not, no one is gonna buy it.
     
  5. landroverz7 macrumors member

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    Samsung sues Apple, Apple sues Samsung they both go bankrupt, Google then buys them both and releases the ultimate phone ;)
     
  6. rmwebs macrumors 68040

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    Probably something along the same lines as the trivial crap that Apple took Samsung to court over.
     
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    with 4 minutes of battery life
     
  9. j.applewood macrumors member

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    I'm just surprised they took a full week to file the lawsuit.
     
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    On what grounds can samsung sue apple for the iphone 5?

    Im confused as to whats going on. :confused:
     
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    As for Samesung, good luck getting anywhere. Retaliation isn't gonna work.
     
  12. adildacoolset macrumors 65816

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    I doubt that they can defeat apple. 4G LTE is a cellular standard, unlike the patents that apple won with
     
  13. minderbinder106 macrumors newbie

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    This lawsuit does not include LTE patents. This one is for 6 utility patents and 2 3g patents.
     
  14. tbone0726 macrumors newbie

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    If they are using Qualcomm chips, how can they be sued for using Samsung patents? Wouldn't they be covered under the licensing agreement with Qualcomm?
     
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  16. mikefla macrumors 6502

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    And Google then proceeds and outsources support to India. It's not going to last!

    -Mike
     
  17. adildacoolset macrumors 65816

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    Oh well, this will. Get much more interesting
     
  18. lzyprson macrumors regular

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    i hate the fact that when i wake up every morning i see my 32inch samsung television. I hate it so much that I put black tape over the logo. :apple::apple:
     
  19. george-brooks macrumors 6502a

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    Hey Samsung, how about you cut all of this BS and pump all that money you're spending on legal fees into some better R&D and a more talented design team?
     
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    Did we forget that Apple battled Samsung over 3G patents as well? The reality is, Apple doesn't like to pay for cell radio patents...even though other companies do.

    Regardless...Apple is starting to become known for lawsuits and that's not a good thing. It's bad press and it's bad if Apple hopes to continue to expand into new markets (i.e. China)
     
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    Isnt Apple suing over the same trvial crap stupid?
     
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  25. ardy8888 macrumors newbie

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    stop selling parts

    If Samsung really felt that Apple was violating their patents with the iPhone 5, then why are they still selling parts for Apple to put in the iPhone 5? Seems to me they're trying to draw from both buckets.

    Sure, we'll make those parts for you to put in your new iPhone.

    Hey wait a minute, that new iPhone violates our patents!!
     

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