Papers filed with courts to amend existing case
After the stunning loss to Apple in August, Samsung is still stinging from the jury verdict of $1 billion with Apple receiving no judgement for payments to Samsung. Samsung needs to get back into the game and one way to do that is by going after Apple for the iPhone 5. They had threatened to do that last month and today, they have followed through with that effort. This is being added to an existing case which is set to go to trial in March of 2014. While that is a long ways off, it will put more pressure on Apple. And that is exactly what Samsung needs to be doing.
Because the iPhone 5 did not go on sale until September 21st, Samsung did not have any proof of the infringement on their LTE patents. They had to tear down the phone and examine it before adding the iPhone 5 to the court filings. So, today, they have amended the court documents to now include the iPhone to the patent infringement. Samsung believes that the iPhone 5 (and previous versions) has violated their LTE patents in the US. In the court filings, they did not add any new patents to the case.
If Samsung really wants to put pressure on Apple, they should immediately push for a ban on the iPhone 5. Since Samsung was already alleging the patent infringement back in April when they filed this latest case, Apple went ahead anyway and continued to infringe the same patents with the iPhone 5. They should have a pretty good case to push through a ban on the iPhone 5.
Given that Apple pushed through a ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 before it was heard in August. Samsung could potentially push through one on the iPhone 5.