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  • Apple May Face Lawsuit From Samsung Over iPhone 5 LTE


    Apple may face a lawsuit from Samsung after the Cupertino, California-based tech giant releases the iPhone 5 later this week.

    According to knowledgeable sources speaking with the Korea Times yesterday, Samsung will bring suit against Apple in response to the company's use of 4G LTE in Asia.

    "Itís true that Samsung Electronics has decided to take immediate legal action against the Cupertino-based Apple. Countries in Europe and even the United States ― Appleís home-turf ― are our primary targets," an industry source tells the paper.

    Samsung reportedly decided to proceed with a lawsuit immediately after industry sources confirmed Monday that Apple's iPhone 5 will deliver 4G LTE in Korea. The sources maintain that Apple "has agreed with local mobile carriers to release the LTE-enabled iPhone on the local market for domestic telecommunications frequencies."

    So will Apple and Samsung soon be locked in another major patent-related war on Asian soil? As of this writing, it certainly looks like there's a strong possibility of that happening.

    Source: The Korea Times
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple May Face Lawsuit From Samsung Over iPhone 5 LTE started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 27 Comments
    1. bluestrk's Avatar
      bluestrk -
      /sigh...
    1. BoostedEvoIX's Avatar
      BoostedEvoIX -
      I dont think samsung will win this since Apple already has a contract with Qualcomm for the chips. Also FRAND patents will come into play with this as well. Im sure apples lawyers already have ammunition to throw in court in case this happens. We'll find out afte tomorrow!
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      OMG?????? I swear this is like watching the news on TV, frickin depressing LOL
    1. tridley68's Avatar
      tridley68 -
      Quote Originally Posted by BoostedEvoIX View Post
      I dont think samsung will win this since Apple already has a contract with Qualcomm for the chips. Also FRAND patents will come into play with this as well. Im sure apples lawyers already have ammunition to throw in court in case this happens. We'll find out afte tomorrow!
      I phone 5 finally here tomorrow this is sure to blow up Samsunks crappy s3.
    1. spooneditr's Avatar
      spooneditr -
      Is it me or is this **** getting old? They need to get along and make stuff better for us instead of always feuding.
    1. iRevival's Avatar
      iRevival -
      Maybe it's just me but I don't understand law anymore. You can sue someone because they are using a phone frequency? Isn't that government regulated? How would this even be possible?
    1. xclusiveiphone's Avatar
      xclusiveiphone -
      Samsung will burn if they try to sue us at Apple's home turf. As for Asia, not from there so I could care less. They really are desperate to win back their one billion dollars they lost.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Qualcomm and LG hold more patents than Samsuck, Apple will obv find a way to not fringe Samsuck's patents.
    1. tongxinshe's Avatar
      tongxinshe -
      Quote Originally Posted by iRevival View Post
      Maybe it's just me but I don't understand law anymore. You can sue someone because they are using a phone frequency? Isn't that government regulated? How would this even be possible?
      It's not you, it's not the law, either. It's the reporter. The sentence is for sure misleading you to get that conclusion. What Samsung talked about are a couple patents it has about data transfer efficiency on those LTE networks.
    1. BoostedEvoIX's Avatar
      BoostedEvoIX -
      Quote Originally Posted by iRevival View Post
      Maybe it's just me but I don't understand law anymore. You can sue someone because they are using a phone frequency? Isn't that government regulated? How would this even be possible?
      Yeap FRAND patents. Bsically since its "standard" technoly eg: 3g
    1. darkcrave's Avatar
      darkcrave -
      Quote Originally Posted by MetallicaFan1991 View Post
      Qualcomm and LG hold more patents than Samsuck, Apple will obv find a way to not fringe Samsuck's patents.
      What's this company samsuck anyway?
    1. mindblown's Avatar
      mindblown -
      dont feed the troll guys ^
    1. PokemonDesigner's Avatar
      PokemonDesigner -
      I noticed all the fapple f**boys hoping on the hate train to nowhereville. I mean really, apple and Samsung both make some good and bad products/decisions. Look at the iPhone 5 or this upcoming lawsuit or the past lawsuit. It's all going from bad to worse. And I didn't even know that you could win a lawsuit for patent infringements on a company that makes your own phone parts. That's ridiculous to begin with so now Samsung is just fighting back with their own ridiculous lawsuit.
    1. ssjbrolly's Avatar
      ssjbrolly -
      Looks like a never ending battle of little boys with big bank accounts.
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      Quote Originally Posted by PokemonDesigner View Post
      I noticed all the fapple f**boys hoping on the hate train to nowhereville. I mean really, apple and Samsung both make some good and bad products/decisions. Look at the iPhone 5 or this upcoming lawsuit or the past lawsuit. It's all going from bad to worse. And I didn't even know that you could win a lawsuit for patent infringements on a company that makes your own phone parts. That's ridiculous to begin with so now Samsung is just fighting back with their own ridiculous lawsuit.

      God, I hate you.
    1. Nickaroni22's Avatar
      Nickaroni22 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ssjbrolly View Post
      Looks like a never ending battle of little boys with big bank accounts.
      +1

      Samsung is now reaching, after losing the case in the US
    1. fanboyfanboy's Avatar
      fanboyfanboy -
      Everytime I read about this or the last lawsuit between the 2 I realize they are just both incredibly butt hurt. I love apple. Hence my name, but they, along with Samsung are incredibly butt hurt.
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Can we stop saying "Cupertino, California-based tech giant"?? It's watered down and that point has already been established.

      What's wrong with just saying Apple?
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Im irritated in the lack of info in this article. Tell us what patents are being violated...
    1. oddphone20's Avatar
      oddphone20 -
      HTC is also poised the sue over other LTE patents they have. Apple may be big, but, history tells the tale of many that fought to many fronts. Now that's Samsung..HTC...and Google. Guaranteed more to come. When you pick a fight.....alls fair.