Samsung has confirmed it is adding the new iPhone 5 to the list of Apple products it alleges are infringing its smartphone patents.
Apple recently launched iPhone 5 with great enthusiasm as many customers are pushing to get a feel of the new sleek mobile phone. 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 move was largely expected and is the latest episode in the global patents war being waged worldwide between the two smartphone rivals.
The iPhone 5 clocked up 2 million pre-orders in the first 24 hours of availability and started shipping September 22. Earlier reports suggested that Samsung could target the new iPhone’s LTE functionality, an area where Samsung is thought to hold powerful patents.
Last month, Samsung was ordered to pay Apple firm $1.05 billion after losing the most high profile case in the saga to date. The US jury also found that Apple did not infringe any of Samsung's asserted patents, though Samsung has pledged to continue the fight.