It’s safe to say that Apple hit Samsung right where it hurts with the verdict on last week’s lawsuit. The jury ruled last week that Apple should be awarded $1.05bn (£665m) by Samsung for their infringement on several key technology patents. All the infringements that Samsung brought against Apple were rejected.
With Apple being quick to crack down on the Korean phone giant, requesting eight of their phones to be banned in the United States, Samsung now seem determined to fight back.
According to the Korea Times, Samsung are ready to pounce if Apple release the iPhone 5 with LTE enabled. Samsung apparently own 10% of all 4G-related patents and are itching to use them, particularly after their recent crushing defeat.
The iPhone 5 is expected to revealed in just a matter of weeks, and it’d be suicide for the phone not to come with onboard 4G technology. Of course, it’s a bit of a Catch-22 as Samsung’s lawyers will be waiting to bombard them with the appropriate patents.
So one showdown may be over, but another looks like it’s just around the corner. We can hardly wait…