Samsung’s revenge plan takes form: iPhone 5 added to patent lawsuit

Brad Reed
Samsung’s revenge plan takes form: iPhone 5 added to patent lawsuit

Samsung (005930) isn’t going to take losing a $1 billion patent verdict lying down. Reuters reports that Samsung has filed a lawsuit against Apple (AAPL) that specifically targets the iPhone 5 for alleged patent infringement. Samsung told Reuters that it filed the suit because it has “little choice but to take the steps necessary to protect our innovations and intellectual property rights.” According to AppleInsider, Samsung says it obtained an iPhone 5 last month and alleges that the device infringes upon “two UMTS wireless patents and six ‘feature patents’ already leveled against previous iPhones” in an existing lawsuit against Apple. The move to target the iPhone 5 is entirely predictable since Samsung has said for weeks that it planned to sue Apple for allegedly infringing upon its extensive LTE patent portfolio.

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