Apple iPhone 5: Samsung threatens to sue over 4G

  • ANI, Washington
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  • Updated: Sep 01, 2012 11:34 IST

Exterior view before an Apple event in San Francisco. AP Photo/Paul Sakuma

Court battles between Apple and Samsung may not be over anytime soon, as now the South Korean electronics maker has planned to sue the US-based tech giant if it releases a products that uses long-term evolution (LTE) technology.

LTE is the technical name for what is often marketed at the 4G LTE network.

Currently, most smartphones use the 3G network to access wireless data, but will eventually be upgraded to a 4G LTE network.

According to a report by The Times, Samsung has the third-highest number of LTE patents at 12.2 percent.

Nokia tops the list with 18.9 percent, followed by Qualcomm at 12.5 percent.

According to CBS News, the reported threat of a lawsuit came soon after Samsung and Apple just wrapped up a heated court battle over patent infringement.

Apple had sued Samsung for allegedly copying the design of its popular iPhone and iPad.

The computer giant sought 2.5 billion dollars in damages.

A nine-person federal jury in San Jose, California ruled in favour of Apple on August 24 and awarded the company with 1.05 billion dollars in damages.


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