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Samsung file patent suit against the iPhone 5

Samsung add iPhone 5 to patent lawsuit, look out LTE

By Anthony Garreffa | Oct 2, 2012 04:59 am CDT

Samsung are now going after Apple's latest and greatest - the iPhone 5, with the South Korean company alleging that the iPhone 5 infringes on patents that they hold. Samsung commented on the news to Reuters, where they said:

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We have little choice but to take the steps necessary to protect our innovations and intellectual property rights.

TechCrunch pushed Samsung for a comment for more details, where they responded with:

We have always preferred to compete in the marketplace with our innovative products, rather than in a courtroom. However, Apple continues to take aggressive legal action that will restrict market competition. Under these circumstances, we have little recourse but to take the steps necessary to protect our innovations and intellectual property rights.

It looks as though 4G LTE patents are going to come into play here, as Samsung did say that if Apple were to release the new iPhone with LTE compatibility that they would "immediately sue them".

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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