Samsung Plans to Sue Apple Over iPhone 5 LTE Patent Violations Right Out of the Gate

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  1. dgstorm

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    According to a late breaking story from last night, Samsung isn't messing around with their counter-attack on Apple. According to insider sources, Samsung will sue Apple for violating its LTE patents with the iPhone 5 just as the phone is launched tomorrow. Here's the quote,

    It's interesting that Samsung is suing Apple for a feature that so far has only been rumored to be in the iPhone 5. Still, even though there has been no official confirmation from Apple, the entire industry is 99% sure that Apple will include the faster networking technology in their newest iPhone. Otherwise, their phone will continue to slip backwards as competitors outpace them in technological advancements.

    Additionally, what makes this an even more important case for both companies is that these LTE patents will most likely not fall under the FRAND licensing. This means that Samsung can potentially ask for a lot more in damages from Apple. Here's another quote with more detail,

    Ultimately, the likely outcome (and probably Samsung's intent) is that Apple will end up being forced to work out a licensing deal that is far more fair and equitable than the lop-sided court win they received in the United States recently.

    Thanks for the tip, WERA689!

    Source: CNET and KoreaTimes
     
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    In this case tit for tat is good. ;) My guess is that Samsung knows enough people in the industry to be able to have the information ahead of time. They're in a business where everyone knows someone.

    I hope they have their ducks in a row.
     
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    ^^. Indeed.
     
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    Can anyone remember which company recently said "innovation over litigation". ;)
     

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