South Korea based Samsung Electronics has escalated its patent war against Apple by claiming that its new iPhone 5 infringes eight of Samsung’s patents associated with implementation of LTE technology.
The South Korean firm’s original lawsuit classifies the same eight patents as the basis for alleging infringement by earlier iPhone devices, in addition to the iPad and iPod Touch.
Samsung said in a statement that the company has always preferred to compete in the marketplace with its 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," Samsung said.
However, Samsung had won a ruling against Apple in August which claimed that Apple had infringed two of its wireless communication patents in South Korea and the court had ordered Apple to pay $35,000 in damages.
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