Samsung says Apple iPhone 5 infringes its patents

Telecom Lead India: Mobile devices major Samsung Electronics said Apple’s iPhone 5 infringes its patents.

The Korean major had also just won a court order lifting a ban on U.S. sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer.

In August, a federal court in San Jose, California has directed Samsung to pay $1.05 billion to Samsung.

Samsung Electronics added claims about the iPhone 5, which was released last month, to an existing patent-infringement lawsuit between the two companies in federal court in San Jose, California.

“As soon as the iPhone 5 was available for purchase, Samsung began its investigation of the product. The iPhone 5 infringes two standards patents and six features patents,” Samsung said in its court filing on Monday.

Bloomberg reported that the world’s two biggest makers of high-end phones have accused each other of copying designs and technology for mobile devices and are fighting patent battles on four continents to retain their dominance in the $219 billion global smartphone market.

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, who is presiding over the litigation in California, on Monday rescinded a ban on U.S. sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 that she imposed in June. Koh said there were no grounds for keeping the preliminary injunction in place after jurors concluded in their August 24 verdict that Samsung didn’t infringe the Apple design patent that was the basis for the injunction.

Samsung’s iPhone 5 claim is scheduled for trial in 2014. Samsung’s original complaint identifies the same eight patents as the basis for alleging infringement by earlier iPhone models, as well as the iPad and iPod Touch.

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