iPhone 5 violates Samsung patents, alleges the Korean company. Samsung hopes to block sale of the iPhone 5 in the US.
Back in late August, a jury in California ruled that Samsung had infringed on a range of Apple patents, and ordered the Korean tech giant to fork over a hefty $1 billion in damages. Although lawyers for Samsung have vowed to appeal – and according to some expert onlookers, Samsung may have a decent shot at getting the verdict overturned – the case was widely viewed as a "major win" for Apple.
Well, the iPhone 5 does have LTE technology, and so yesterday, Samsung went through with its threat, tacking the iPhone 5 onto a suit previously filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.