Although Apple bought hundreds of LTE patents ahead of its big iPhone 5 announcement, Samsung still has almost twice as many patents related to the 4G technology. This being said, The Korea Times is reporting that Samsung intends to sue Apple after the new iPhone becomes official, and will claim that the handset infringes its LTE patents.
Apparently, the Korean company will take legal action against Apple both in Europe, and the US.
The iPhone 5 will be officially announced by Apple tomorrow, September 12. It will be Apple’s first smartphone to feature LTE connectivity. By contrast, Samsung has quite many LTE-capable handsets, including the latest Galaxy S III (pictured below), and Galaxy Note II.
Last month, Samsung was ordered to pay Apple $1 billion for infringing design-related patents. So now Samsung is fighting back. Of course, it remains to be seen how the LTE patents-related lawsuits end, if Samsung will indeed file them.
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