Samsung adds the iPhone 5 to its case against Apple in the US
Remember that Samsung and Apple are in a bit of a tiff with each other? Yeah, just that little thing that resulted in Samsung essentially owing $1.049 billion US to Apple for alleged ‘damages.’
In the aftermath of that case Apple also launched another offensive to have 20 of Samsung’s mobile products taken from the shelves. Of course, Samsung is also alleging that Apple infringes on its own patents – namely the 3G standards-essential patents and specific features ones too. In the last case Apple came out on top, but this is a whole new case that could go either way.
Samsung originally filed the complaints against the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad series and is seeking to include the iPhone 5. While we won’t be sure that this is allowed until November 6th, there would be no real reason for Judge Paul Grewal to not allow it.
Samsung had this to say on the matter:
We have always preferred to compete in the marketplace with our innovative products, rather than in courtrooms. However, 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.
This is all in relation to the cases going on in the States, but any big wins/losses (like the last case) will definitely have a greater impact. The Australian case is still set to continue shortly.