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Samsung won't give up

Samsung and Apple had been fighting patent suits in court for a very long time now with no sign of suits ending. With the launch of the iPhone 5, Samsung Electronics has announced this week that it plans to add Apple's newest smartphone to its existing patent lawsuits against the company. 
If Samsung happened to win an injunction against Apple in the patent suits, sales of the iPhone 5 could be blocked, but that seems unlikely. Apple had pre-order sales of over 2 million units in the first 24 hours of availability and will hit store shelves this Friday.
"Samsung anticipates that it will file, in the near future, a motion to amend its infringement contentions to add the iPhone 5 as an accused product," it said in a U.S. court filing.
"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 issued a statement today that added, "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."
The escalating legal battle comes after Apple scored a win in August when a U.S. jury found that Samsung had copied certain critical features of the Apple iPhone. Damages awarded Apple in that case amounted to $1.05 billion. The jury in that case also found that Apple had not infringed on any of Samsung's patents. Naturally, Samsung said it would appeal the ruling.
However, Apple recently asked the court to triple the award against Samsung to $3 billion.

Source: Reuters

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Samsung won't give up
By 96suzuki on 9/20/2012 9:54:45 AM , Rating: 5
I hope Samsung catches the rat.

RE: Samsung won't give up
By AMDftw on 9/20/2012 10:34:27 AM , Rating: 3
Yep. I agree as well.

RE: Samsung won't give up
By Mitch101 on 9/20/2012 10:38:10 AM , Rating: 2
I think its better to be the Aggressor.

Maybe we have our reason why the iPhone looks the same every year. Because they cant design something else without being sued over the design.

RE: Samsung won't give up
By Shadowself on 9/20/2012 10:50:21 AM , Rating: 4
If Samsung came after Apple with something other than FRAND patents for which the royalties have already been paid by Qualcomm for the implementations in Qualcomm's chips that Apple buys, then Samsung might have a chance.

Otherwise all it does is tie up the courts and feeds the lawyers.

RE: Samsung won't give up
By HrilL on 9/20/2012 5:51:54 PM , Rating: 2
Apple wasn't using Qualcomm chips the whole time. Samsung will ultimately win because they actually innovate and build chips. Samsung has made some of the most advances when it comes to flash chips used in phones and tables as well as DRAM. These are both things Apple will always have to buy.

RE: Samsung won't give up
By semiconshawn on 9/21/12, Rating: -1
RE: Samsung won't give up
By 2bdetermine on 9/20/2012 4:12:37 PM , Rating: 2
You meant to get the cheese.

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