iPhone 5 has not been released yet and we are hearing about plans to ban Apple’s new device from being sold in various parts of the world including Europe, Australia and South Korea to start with. And this is all part of the Patent War which is more concentrated on Samsung and Apple these days.
According to The Korea Times, a senior executive from Samsung Electronics said,
“Just after the arrival of the iPhone 5 here, Samsung plans to take Apple to court here for its violation of Samsung’s wireless technology related patents.”
This comes as no surprise from Samsung as it had said in a media statement last Saturday that Apple has violated 7 of its patents relating to the wireless communication standards with iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and the iPad 2. And it seems like Samsung has a stronger case this time as wireless communication is the core part of any mobile device and it has caught Apple using its patented technologies.
Samsung’s senior executive further added,
“For as long as Apple does not drop mobile telecommunications functions, it would be impossible for it to sell its i-branded products without using our patents. We will stick to a strong stance against Apple during the lingering legal fights.”
The Korea Times also quoted Choi Gee-sung, Samsung’s CEO as saying,
“Apple is Samsung’s biggest customer. Hewlett-Packard (HP), Nokia and Sony were Samsung’s previous big clients, however, Apple is now a primary one. From our perspective, we are not entirely happy (about the litigations)”
Samsung which was defensive all these days have finally made a new strategy to tackle Apple and there is hope that the Patent War will end soon, at least between Samsung and Apple.