iPhone 5: Samsung plans LTE patent suit against Apple

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Samsung has announced another patent suit against Apple. The Korean electronics company assumed that. The iPhone 5, Apple will unveil on Wednesday, 4G LTE support and thus violated several of his rights


A Samsung representative said in a telephone interview with The Korea Times : “It is true that Samsung Electronics has decided to take immediate legal action against Apple, based in Cupertino. Our main targets countries in Europe and USA are also Apple’s home market. “

According to the report Samsung responds to statements of the Korean mobile operator SK Telecom, who claims to be agreed with Apple, an LTE-capable iPhone 5 to bring to market in Korea.“The talks with Apple have gone with a good result at the end. We are pleased to offer our customers the iPhone much faster, “said a company representative.

A spokesman for SK Telecom, according to Korea Times wanted the testimony of his colleagues did not confirm, because the information was confidential. The Wall Street Journal, however, had also been reported at the weekend, the iPhone 5 will support LTE worldwide. With the new Apple smartphone a chip from Qualcomm come (probably MDM9615) is used, which could to the more common in the U.S. and Canada LTE frequencies 700 and 2100 MHz bands used in Europe also use the frequency bands 800, 1800 and 2600 MHz.

LTE patents are also the subject of a complaint, which HTC has filed against Apple in the U.S. trade authorities ITC. An ITC judge hinted recently that it would be difficult for Apple, certain patents held by HTC to be annulled. HTC’s allegations, the judge should consider the right to threaten a ban for the new iPad and the iPhone 5

Samsung had recently in patent dispute with Apple suffered a significant defeat. A U.S. jury ruled that Samsung willfully violated numerous patents and design smartphones from Apple. Samsung imposed on it for a compensation payment of $ 1.05 billion.

In Japan, by contrast, was able to push through the end of August Samsung in patent dispute with Apple. A district court in Tokyo rejected allegations the iPhone manufacturer, Samsung infringed its rights. Similar-Korea Times also ruled a district court in Seoul. The judges found that Apple infringed two technical patents from Samsung, while Samsung violates one of Apple’s patents. They put it on a relatively small damages and issued bans sale older products of both manufacturers in South Korea.

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