Samsung looking to get iPhone 5 banned, unsurprisingly

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iPhone-5-vs-galaxy-s3.jpgHere’s something that will come as no surprise to absolutely anyone with even a passing interest in mobile phone technology; Samsung are looking to get the Apple iPhone 5 banned, in the latest twist in the long-running patent war between the two companies.

According to Reuters, new US legal system fillings see Samsung claim that the iPhone 5, like its predecessors, infringes on wireless patents held by the company. With that in mind, they’re looking to append the new Apple smartphone to its existing sales block motion.

“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,” the alleged Samsung filing states.

“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.”

Though Samsung have yet to officially announce their alleged intentions, a verified statement from the Korean company suggests that it’s very much on the cards:

“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.”

Not that Samsung have done very well in the US courts so far. The culmination of the pair’s most recent court escapades so Apple skipping away with zero damages to pay, and Samsung landing themselves a $1billion fine.

Gerald Lynch