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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.

    "It’s true that Samsung Electronics has decided to take immediate legal action against the Cupertino-based Apple. Countries in Europe and even the United States ― Apple’s 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. trek-life's Avatar
      trek-life -
      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.
      HAHAHA @ "Fapple F**boys," this is why geeks do not deserve an opinion at all. How stupid is that.

      Aside from that corny nonsense, it amazes me how you guys fuss on both sides of the coin all day and no one ONCE mentions licensing. Not once have I read about that on this site and rarely on any other. Most "if not all" companies that create something with many patented parts actually "license" the parts that are already patented. This is key in industries where a lot of working parts make up a product ie, cars, airplanes and yes...smart phones.

      But anyway, continue your misinformed demonizing
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      All I can say is Don't start 5hit and you won't get 5hit.
      Let's see who will end up on top.
      A huge private company or a big private company backed by the country it's from. Going to be tough call here.
    1. teej1410's Avatar
      teej1410 -
      I feel like this is a food fight but instead of food it's a sue-fest
    1. Breezer23's Avatar
      Breezer23 -
      HTC said they will be suing as well. It's just a paperweight without it
    1. NegativeBeef's Avatar
      NegativeBeef -
      Quote Originally Posted by tridley68 View Post
      I phone 5 finally here tomorrow this is sure to blow up Samsunks crappy s3.
      Yeah crappy S3. That must be why it's the best selling phone right now
    1. Tperry's Avatar
      Tperry -
      Quote Originally Posted by NegativeBeef View Post
      Yeah crappy S3. That must be why it's the best selling phone right now
      Man, it only sold a measly 20 million in 100 days. Can't be in too much demand.
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      This is like the OJ Simpson court case without the celebs, high speed chases and killing. Instead we have multiple judges, finger pointing and endless ca$h. Snooze fest really.