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Samsung Adds iPhone 5 to Long List of Infringing Apple Products in Patent Case

Yesterday, Samsung filed a patent suit against Apple’s brand new iPhone 5. Surprisingly though, the eight patents mentioned by Samsung do not concern LTE, but rather they focus on six utility patents and two standard essential patents regarding data transfer over a mobile network. Exciting stuff right there (/s). The device will be lumped into a grander trial that is taking place in November which also includes other Apple devices like their desktop computers, MacBooks, and even Apple TV. 

In other Samsung related news, we spoke last week on how the decision to lift a sales ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 was left up to Judge Lucy Koh – In a show of rational thought, Judge Koh decided that the tablet did not infringe on any of Apple’s design patents and lifted the bad. Good for you, Sammy.


Cheers Mike!

  • Trevor

    Every time I scroll through Droid Life and come across the word “patent,” I throw up in my mouth a little bit.

  • Good. I hope they give Apple a nice reaming.

  • droidftw

    My bad. It was already mentioned.

  • srini

    “Surprisingly though, the eight patents mentioned by Samsung do not concern LTE,”
    Why is it surprising?
    If you have any idea of tech, you would know that the LTE in iphone is provided with qualcomm. Apple will have agreements with qualcomm about IP. Meaning that if anyone sues Apple for LTE, qualcomm defends it.

    Education is the key.

    • frankandsimple

      you are asking too much from Droid Life. They don’t have the time to “research” and stuff.

  • nightscout13

    Am I the only one that thinks the new iPhone 5 is FUGLY?

  • Stewie

    Not knowing the details, I believe Samsung is going to screw this up, and they need better lawyers this time around, they didn’t present a good case int he “big loss” suit against them, and their legal team didn’t even do a good job of getting evidence introduced against apple objections. Secondly, the mention that nothing here is related to LTE, was there LTE patents involved here? If so, then they are already not presenting the best, widest case to begin with, or they believe they will win this without including them? Bad choice, you should include everything possible.

  • ericsorensen

    Please remove that picture.

  • zepfloyd

    I long for the day when all this just ends.

  • ddevito

    Keep your Droids close

    And your iPhones closer

    • JoshGroff

      And to think my one iPhone using friend just converted to the S3. The other’s switching at the end of his contract as well.

      • LionStone

        Recently a cousin and a girlfriend gave up their ip too…HTC OneX for one and S3 for the other 🙂

        • JoshGroff

          The world is slowly becoming a better place. 🙂

  • Tino

    These companies need to stop fighting and put the wasted resources into innovation.

  • Aaron Decker

    “…design patents and lifted the bad” I think you mean ban? in other news; good for samsung. now if only this patent war would stop.

  • James

    Why is it that when Apple does this many of you hate it but when Samsung does this many of you love it? It seems like a double standard exists.

    • thats easy! because Apple started it. Its like when a bully gets his buttocks
      beat by one of his victims. We dont encourage violence but like to see people get what they deserve

    • JoshGroff

      It’s payback, plain and simple.

    • Jroc869, Cool story bro

      Because apple uses law suits to kill competition while Samsung seems to be retaliating. Im not saying that these big companies are all good, but there seems to be a clear difference between the way apple handles things and the way the rest of the tech community does.

    • DBK

      Because Apple does it all the time and do it to attack other companies rather than to defend themselves. Whereas this is Sammy’s 3rd or 4th time doing it and they’re majorily defensive. If Apple is going to hit others for stupid reasons, then it’s only fair that the others do the same to Apple.

      It’s all pretty stupid, though. And it doesn’t really help either platform..

    • PC_Tool

      That “double-standard” is called “payback”, and it’s been around since before humans; You obviously knew the answer prior to asking the question.

      So…what’s your point? You’re not actually trying “shame” Android fans on an Android fan-site, are you?

      Heh…good luck with that.

      • James

        The double standard I was referring to is coming from the way people judge both companies differently for engaging in the same behavior. I’m not making a judgement one way or the other concerning the two corporations. Some of you seem to think that two wrongs make a right.

        • PC_Tool

          “The double standard I was referring to is coming from the way people judge both companies differently for engaging in the same behavior”

          ….this is called “payback”. Didn’t I already explain this?

          “I’m not making a judgement”

          Um, I hate to break this to you, but… Sure you are. You are trying to shame anyone who supports this “payback”, by claiming moral superiority, as indicated here:

          “Some of you seem to think that two wrongs make a right.”

          You seem to think that defensive aggression is “wrong”. I would hazard to guess you are actually in the minority here regarding that assertion.

    • Apple started this mess.

  • SpikedRed

    Too bad this really doesn’t help Samsung in it’s current position, as this won’t be heard in the courts until 2014. Way to go, justice system.

  • Aaron Decker

    “. . . and lifted the bad.” I think you meant ban? In other news; good for samsung. Now if only this patent war would stop.

  • How exactly do you lift a “bad”? lol

    • a.youth.in.Asia

      His bad

  • Michael_NM

    That picture makes me think a Droid Lifer is sleeping with the enemy…

    • chilltech

      keep your enemies closer and all that.

  • summit1986

    Sounds like Apple should just try and strike a licensing deal with Sammy.

    • flosserelli

      If this hold up in Samsung’s favor (and that is a BIG “if”), then Apple will seek a licensing agreement. In which case, Samsung should refuse to grant a license to Apple, and Apple will be forced to use an alternative solution. Because that is exactly what Apple would do if the shoe was on the other foot.

      • kaufkin

        problem with that is if it’s a Standard essential, as I understand it, they can’t do that. for the other Patents, OTOH…. 😀

  • slops

    i want to see a win just so they have to stop selling it for a few weeks after all the bans they’ve forced on everyone else’s hardware

  • Jtay23


  • I hope Samsung gets a better trial this time around.