Company seeks revenge for last month's lost patent case
Samsung has stated it is amending its infringement contentions towards Apple in ongoing patent court cases to include iPhone 5, further highlighting manufacturers' desperation to control smart technology.
The company said in a US court filing: 'Samsung anticipates that it will file, in the near future, a motion to amend its infringement contentions to add the iPhone 5 as an accused product.
'Based on information currently available, Samsung expects that the iPhone 5 will infringe the asserted Samsung patents-in-suit in the same way as the other accused iPhone models.'
The company said in a separate statement: 'We have always preferred to compete in the marketplace with our 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 lost a recent patent infringement argument with Apple at the end of August. Samsung was ordered to pay Apple over $1 billion in damages, while Apple was told it had not infringed any of Samsung's patents.
Yet today, Samsung celebrated a court finding in Germany that said it did not infringe on iPhone touchscreen technology patents in its Galaxy devices. Samsung commented: 'We welcome today's ruling, which affirms our position that our products do not infringe Apple's intellectual property. For decades, we have heavily invested in pioneering the development of technological and design innovations in the mobile industry, which have been constantly reflected in our products. We will continue to further develop and introduce products that enhance the lives of German consumers.'
Samsung is now up in arms and is attempting to prevent Apple from using what it claims are Samsung's intellectual property in iPhone models.