Apple may have won their billion dollar patent case against Samsung for the Galaxy S II, but Samsung is prepared to sue for Apple’s cream of the crop, the iPhone 5.
The litigation between Apple seems to never end as The Korea Times reports (via MacRumors) that Samsung is going after Apple in court. Samsung plans to sue Apple for patents related to LTE technology, a field where Samsung holds more patents that Apple.
It’s true that Samsung Electronics has decided to take immediate legal action against the Cupertino-based Apple. Countries in Europe and even the United States ― Apple’s home-turf ― are our primary targets,” said a senior Samsung who is directly involved with the matter, in a telephone interview with The Korea Times.
Apple claimed the existing 3G-related patents are standard essential patents (SEPs) according to our earlier commitment to the FRAND (fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory) terms. But the story is totally different when you talk about LTE patents. These are new and highly-valued,” said another Samsung executive.
Not only does this further confirm the speculation that the iPhone 5 will have LTE connectivity, but it furthers the intense pattern of court dates between Apple and Samsung.