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Samsung ready to sue Apple over LTE technology

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By Phil Dzikiy

News Editor, iLounge
Published: Thursday, August 30, 2012
News Categories: Apple

According to The Korea Times, Samsung plans to immediately sue Apple if it releases products using LTE mobile technology, which is widely expected to be incorporated within the next-generation iPhone. The threat initially appears to be serious, as data from Thomson-Reuters shows that Samsung holds 12.2 percent of current LTE patents. However, Apple already sells the third-generation iPad in an LTE-capable version, and is believed to have purchased cellular chips with valid licenses to the underlying LTE technologies.

The Apple-Samsung conflict shows no signs of ending, even after last week’s court decision in Apple’s favor. As reported by The Korea Times, Samsung’s lawyers are preparing to counter every issue in which the jurors found in favor of Apple, and planning to wage a patent war against Apple across 10 different countries. In addition, Samsung is discussing modified Galaxy designs with major cellular providers, and the company is partnering with Microsoft to alleviate its dependency on Google’s Android, as well as placing the legal dispute entirely in the hands of Samsung Vice Chairman Choi Gee-sung.

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This is the tech company’s version of the American Dad episode “A Pinata Named Desire”.

Apple couldn’t even make the majority of their devices without Samsung’s chips, and Samsung is doing very well with their own devices as well as making billions off of selling their chips to Apple. They just need to you know what and get it out of their systems. The endless back and forth of wasting so many different government’s money and time in the courts is ridiculous.

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on August 30, 2012 at 6:15 PM (PDT)

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