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Apple buys LTE patents to counter Samsung legal threats

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By Phil Dzikiy

News Editor, iLounge
Published: Wednesday, September 5, 2012
News Categories: Apple

Korean newspaper The Chosun Ilbo reports that Apple has acquired a collection of LTE mobile technology patents in preparation for new legal challenges by Samsung. As previously reported, Samsung has threatened to sue Apple if it releases a new iPhone using LTE mobile technology, even though the third-generation iPad already includes LTE support, presumably under license from LTE chip makers. Apple now has 4.9 percent of total LTE patents, according to the Korea Intellectual Property Office, up from zero last year. Samsung has 12.7 percent of the total LTE patents, ranking first among LTE patent holders. [via MacDailyNews]

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And Apple has the money to buy even more.
Realize also that it bought thousand of patents from Nortel.

Posted by James Katt on September 5, 2012 at 3:08 PM (PDT)

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