Report: Samsung to Sue Apple Over iPhone 5
Samsung is reportedly prepared to sue Apple over the iPhone 5 should the new smartphone include 4G LTE capability.
According to a report from the Korea Times, Samsung will sue Apple for infringing on a patent for 4G LTE connectivity. Citing industry sources, the paper said Samsung will target Apple in Europe and the U.S.
A Samsung spokesman declined to comment on the report.
Apple is scheduled to unveil its next-generation iPhone at a Wednesday press event in San Francisco. It’s very likely that the new device will have 4G LTE connectivity; Cupertino’s new iPad $629.00 at walmart.com included the functionality when it was released in March.
Samsung, however, has had limited success when it comes to battling Apple on patents. Last month, Apple won a $1.05 billion judgment against Samsung in California court, where Samsung was found guilty of infringing on Apple utility and design patents with its smartphones and tablets.