Court filings indicate Samsung ready to add iPhone 5 LTE violation
Samsung and Apple have been hard at it fighting each other in the courts, with Apple winning big in Northern California. With the release of the iPhone 5 this week, Samsung is preparing to sue Apple over patent infringement for the LTE patents which Samsung has in their portfolio. This is part of the continuing war the two are holding all over the world. In this pending battle, Samsung has said they are going to attempt to get a ban on the iPhone 5, which has already broken records before it has gone on sale.
One of the best sources of suits and patent related information is Foss Patents and they are again providing valuable information. Samsung’s legal team filed papers with the District Court in Northern California for their intention to file in the “near future” an amendment to an ongoing court case between Apple and Samsung. This particular case is set to be heard before the court in March 2014. That is a long ways off from being heard, but there are many other activities which continue to be going on surrounding this.
Samsung is going to allege that Apple is infringing on 8 patents which Samsung holds related to the new iPhone 5 from Apple. Once they have amended the filing, Samsung can then move on to the next step of trying to get a ban on the sale of the iPhone 5 in the US. Samsung has been working on bans for Apple products in other parts of the world, but this is the first one they may be attempting in the US, where Apple is hugely popular. All of this is currently in a “what if” state until they actually amend the suit to include the iPhone 5 and LTE patent infringements.
We do expect to see Samsung file the amendment once they are able to get their hands on the new iPhone 5 and take it apart. Once they have the necessary evidence, they should be amending the lawsuit to include the iPhone 5. When that happens, the news reports are going to explode.