Samsung to sue Apple over iPhone 5 4G connectivity

South Korean vendor acts on reports of LTE capability

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Samsung to sue Apple over iPhone 5 4G connectivity Samsung took action after Monday's reports of LTE-enabling in the iPhone 5.
By  Stephen McBride Published  September 12, 2012

As San Francisco's Wednesday press launch of the new iPhone draws near, Samsung has chosen to dampen Apple's party mood by suing the manufacturer under patent infringement laws for alleged use of long-term evolution (LTE) connectivity in the forthcoming smartphones.

The iPhone 5 is expected to feature the high-performance 4G wireless networking for which the South Korean manufacturer holds the third-highest number of patents after Nokia and Qualcomm, according to Thompson-Reuters figures.

Having last month announced a pledge of legal remedies if Apple was to release any LTE-enabled products, Samsung reached the decision to act after reports on Monday of LTE capability on the iPhone 5.

"Samsung has decided to take immediate legal action," and industry source told the Korea Times. Europe and the United States "are our primary targets," the source said.

2378 days ago

go Samsung......

2378 days ago

Servers Apple right, way to go Samsung!

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