Samsung confirms it will sue Apple over iPhone 5 LTE

Florian Mueller:

In a case management statement filed late on Wednesday with the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Samsung expressed its belief “the iPhone 5 will infringe [the eight patents that Samsung is already asserting in a California lawsuit against Apple, two of which have been declared standard-essential] in the same way as the other accused iPhone models”, and that it “plans to file a motion to amend its infringement contentions to address the iPhone 5 as soon as it has had a reasonable opportunity to analyze the device”.

We knew that was coming.

  • Steven Fisher

    Oh Samsung. How do you become so detached from ethics and reality, anyway? It must have been bit by bit. The journey to total douchebag starts internally justifying with a million copies.

  • Matt W


  • EVula

    So which Samsung department gets to “analyze the device” first: the lawyers or the designers?

  • But why? Does everyone else license LTE from Samsung?

    It feels like “give me my ball, I’m going home” because you don’t get to play QB in a pick-up game.

    I’m a Samsung device fan but these things are no good.

  • so- just how many iPhone5’s will Samsung have to buy to do a thorough “review”?