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Samsung Preparing to Add iPhone 5 to U.S. Patent Lawsuit

Reuters reports on a new court filing from Samsung revealing that the company is preparing to add Apple's new iPhone 5 to a lawsuit currently underway in the United States seeking to ban Apple's devices from sale in the country over patent infringement.
"Based on information currently available, Samsung expects that the iPhone 5 will infringe the asserted Samsung patents-in-suit in the same way as the other accused iPhone models."

Samsung said in a separate statement on Thursday: "Apple continues to take aggressive legal measures that will limit market competition. Under these circumstances, we have little choice but to take the steps necessary to protect our innovations and intellectual property rights."
FOSS Patents has more on the filing, which notes that Samsung still needs to analyze the iPhone 5 upon its release to confirm that the device contains the same functionality being targeted in Apple's other models already included in the suit.
After bringing formal infringement contentions, Samsung could ask for a preliminary injunction against the iPhone 5. It does not mention that possiblity, but it's a procedural fact that a preliminary injunction can only be requested in connection with a lawsuit that will result in either the dissolution of the preliminary injunction or its conversion into a permanent one.
Samsung's suit alleges that Apple's devices infringe a variety of Samsung-held patents, including several that have been declared essential to mobile communications technology.

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21 months ago
Are they gonna try to copy Apple's win?
Rating: 91 Positives
21 months ago
How about Apple and Samsung donate all of the money they're wasting on lawyers and lawsuits to charity. They're both pathetic.
Rating: 62 Positives
21 months ago
"Banning sales from the country."

Good luck with that.
Rating: 38 Positives
21 months ago

"Banning sales from the country."

Good luck with that.


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Rating: 37 Positives
21 months ago
they can't even come up with original lawsuits LOL
Rating: 37 Positives
21 months ago
It's on now.

Rating: 27 Positives
21 months ago
"protect our innovations"! Hilarious.
Rating: 25 Positives
21 months ago
Here we go...again..

Strangely, if Samsung bans the iPhone, I'm pretty sure there will be a lot of angry people waiting to kill them.
Rating: 24 Positives
21 months ago
You've got to be kidding me. Samsung will never win. Samsung is just hating because their phones are pieces of ****. Apple wouldn't waste their time trying to copy your phones!
Rating: 21 Positives
21 months ago
Samsung being desperate.
Rating: 16 Positives

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