Devices added to a complaint Apple filed against Samsung in February were the Galaxy S III and its special Verizon edition, Galaxy Note among othersSEOUL, S. KOREA: Samsung, the Korean manufacturer of smartphones looking down after the California court verdict on patent violation case, may strike back soon against Apple and its its widely rumored iPhone 5.
According to a report in the Korea Times, Samsung has several LTE patent rights, and the Apple iPhone 5 will probably be equipped with such. Samsung wants, as reported by the Korea Times, Apple sued in this regard.
Ahead of expected iPhone 5 launch on Sept 12, Apple is wants a ban on rival Samsung Galaxy S III, the present hottest selling smartphone.
Apple sought the ban on Friday when it moved a paper in the federal court in California.
Devices added to a complaint Apple filed against Samsung in February were the Galaxy S III and its special Verizon edition; Galaxy Note; Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet; and the Galaxy S II in both its basic and carrier-independent forms.
The latest move by Apple comes at a time when there are thick rumors about Google Inc Chief Executive Larry Page and Apple CEO Tim Cook having conducted behind-the-scenes talks about a range of intellectual property matters, including the mobile patent disputes between the companies.
A Reuters report on Friday indicated at discussions involving lower-level officials of the two companies.
The February case has already resulted in a ban on the sale of Galaxy Nexus phones in the United States, although that injunction is pending appeal. Apple is seeking a similar ban against the Galaxy S III and other devices in its amended complaint filed Friday with the court.
(With inputs from Reuters)