News by Andrew Kameka on Tuesday October 02, 2012.
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Samsung has filed another complaint against Apple, alleging that Apple's iPhone 5 infringes on eight patents held by the Korean manufacturer. Samsung had hinted that it would probably sue Apple once the iPhone 5 was released, and the company has added Apple's new phone to a pending lawsuit. In the recent filing, Samsung alleges that the iPhone 5 infringes upon 2 standard patents and 6 design patents. The lawsuit alleges previous iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models also violate the same patents.
A 2014 trial date is set if the two sides fail to settle their differences outside of court. The leaders of Apple and Samsung Mobile have met multiple times to resolve their ongoing patent disputes, but the two sides have failed to reach an agreement. Both sides are fighting multiple cases in several countries that are unlikely to be resolved in the near future. Apple recently won a $1.05 billion judgment against Samsung, but that case faces several appeals.source: USA Today
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