Samsung confirmed ready to sue Apple over LTE
Shall they ever stop and find a solution to their argumens? Seems almost impossible! After losing the latest lawsuit and having paid Apple a “delicious” compensation, Samsung has now found a reason to return the “favour” and, according to Korea Times, citing an unnamed Samsung official, the company is gearing up a lawsuit against Apple over LTE patents, and is only waiting for the official announcement of the new iPhone tomorrow to see what baseband radio is Cupertino using exactly.
This decision came after it became clear that Apple is going to launch the next iPhone in Korea with the local LTE frequencies, over which Samsing holds a couple of patents. A Korean telecom executive confirmed: “SK Telecom and KT will face some difficulty in their marketing strategies for the 4G LTE iPhone because of a fresh legal attack on Apple.” Another sources stated that: “…the story is totally different when you talk about LTE patents. These are new and highly-valued”. No wonder Samsung feel so confident about their new claims.
Meanwhile, HTC had its own patents stayed against Apple, and if the Taiwanese win it might make the eventual LTE patent infringement lawsuit easier to launch for Samsung.
Now, Apple are apparently fully aware of the issue, and are doing their best in gobbling up LTE patents as fast as possible to fend off the upcoming legal onslaught.