Samsung Already Planning to Target iPhone 5 with Patent Lawsuits

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Apple has yet to announce the iPhone 5, but Samsung is apparently already making plans to target it with patent lawsuits as the intellectual property dispute between the two companies continues to escalate. Word of Samsung's plans comes from a "senior executive" at the company and was reported to The Korea Times.
"Just after the arrival of the iPhone 5 here, Samsung plans to take Apple to court here for its violation of Samsung's wireless technology related patents," said a senior executive from Samsung Electronics, asking not to be identified.

"For as long as Apple does not drop mobile telecommunications functions, it would be impossible for it to sell its i-branded products without using our patents. We will stick to a strong stance against Apple during the lingering legal fights."
Samsung is stepping up its attacks on Apple's products after courts in several countries have issued injunctions barring Samsung from selling its Galaxy Tab devices in those markets following complaints of intellectual property infringement from Apple.




Samsung is unable to make any preemptive strikes against the iPhone 5 because Apple has yet to reveal any details on the device, meaning that Samsung has no product against which to lodge infringement claims at this time. But Samsung is clearly preparing its case based on patents it owns related to basic wireless technology, which the iPhone 5 will no doubt be using. Once the device is introduced, Samsung will be free to make its infringement claims against Apple and the iPhone 5.

The report from The Korea Times also briefly cites unspecified "officials" who claim that the iPhone 5 will include near-field communication (NFC) technology. Reports thus far have been uncertain about whether such technology would appear in the iPhone 5 or be held for the iPhone 6, but general consensus has been leaning toward NFC not being included in the iPhone 5.

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Rodimus Prime

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Not surprised by this at all.
I am willing to bet almost every single one of them will be able to nail the iPhone4 as well and they are waiting until Apple has a new product launch and hit it all at once.

This is more about getting Apple to back off and some deal will be reach.
 

Reach9

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Oh man, it's on now.
And if the 5 looks like the Galaxy S2, or Note, then it's going to be a knock-out round!

Really hope the iPhone 5 has NFC, it'll help make my wallet thinner.
 

DESNOS

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There needs to be a patent section. That would take care of most of the stories nobody wants to read.
 

brock2621

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NFC back on the table? Interesting...
 

MiWall81

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Jul 17, 2011
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Lawsuit reasonable...

I can't wait for the iPhone 5...! Samsung sucks...
 
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andyr2120

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Not good

This will not end well for anyone - not for Apple, Samsung, not even for consumers. Well, ok - lawyers will do just fine!
 

Benjamins

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"For as long as Apple does not drop mobile telecommunications functions, it would be impossible for it to sell its i-branded products without using our patents. We will stick to a strong stance against Apple during the lingering legal fights."
lol Samsung those are called standard essential patent, you are required to offer a fair licensing term ....
 

chrismarle

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Ok. The phone has not even been announced and they are already planning to sue Apple for a device that they don't even have any details.

Samsung is such a troll.
 

ThemacNub

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Haha i hope that samsung gets what they want. It would be quite funny to me if they got to withhold sales like apple has done with the galaxy tab.
 

twilson

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lol Samsung those are called standard essential patent, you are required to offer a fair licensing term ....
Yes, I was wondering that one too. More than likely that Apple is already licensing said patents, if they are Standards essential, but who knows?
 

Lithiumdiver

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While i agree that its kind of forward of Samsung, this is a good headline for us...
It tells us that maybe they know something we dont (Or at least are unsure of)
If they plan to sue apple over the iPhone 5, it must be because its much like the Galaxy II...bigger screen, thinner form factor..so on and so forth.

While its not News per say, it at least shines a bit more light on what we can expect when this ghost of a device finaly DOES make its fashionably late appearence.
 

jameskatt

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Someone needs the death penalty.

Samsung's lawyers need to be given the death penalty - in every country that they exist.
 
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