Apple may have won the battle, but it hasn’t won the war—-at least this is probably what Samsung is currently thinking. After being ordered by a jury to pay Apple US$1.05 billion in damages for copyright infringement last August, the South Korean smartphone maker decided to fire back by suing Apple for using its Long-Term Evolution patents in the recently announced iPhone 5.
According to a report by The Korea Times, Samsung confirmed that it will “immediately” sue Apple if it releases products that use LTE technology. For the uninitiated, LTE is marketed as 4G LTE, a wireless communication standard that’s faster and more advanced than the current 3G speeds being used in mobile phones today. [Read more…]