Samsung files lawsuit against Apple over latest iPhone

SEOUL Tue Oct 2, 2012 9:18am EDT

A customer holds up an Apple iPhone 5 to pose for a photo during an exclusive sale by Belgian operator Mobistar in Brussels September 28, 2012. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A customer holds up an Apple iPhone 5 to pose for a photo during an exclusive sale by Belgian operator Mobistar in Brussels September 28, 2012.

Credit: Reuters/Yves Herman

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SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics said on Tuesday that it filed a new lawsuit against Apple Inc in a U.S. court, contending the iPhone 5 infringed on Samsung's patents.

In a statement, Samsung said: "...we have little choice but to take the steps necessary to protect our innovations and intellectual property rights."

(Reporting by Hyunjoo Jin; Editing by Ken Wills)

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Comments (3)
cyke1 wrote:
I don’t think Samsung has to explain why they are going after apple for patent infringement, its a war apple started.

Oct 01, 2012 11:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
boilthebunny wrote:
Actually Samsung started it by stealing Apples IP

Oct 01, 2012 12:12am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Abulafiah wrote:
Rubbish. You think Apple invented touch screens?

I used to like Apple, but I have really gone off them lately.

Trying to patent every damn thing is ridiculous, and if Apple want to win this battle they should do it by having a better product, not running crying to the courts.

Apple have turned into Microsoft, doing all the things they used to criticise MS for.

Oct 02, 2012 8:50am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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