Samsung seeks to take a bite out of Apple; files patent infringement suit
Seoul, South Korea (4E) – The legal battle between Apple and Samsung continues as Samsung recently filed a lawsuit which alleges that Apple infringed on its patents. Samsung claims in the lawsuit that Apple infringed on eight patents, six of which are smartphone features-related and two related to mobile broadband standards. Samsung has listed the iPhone 5, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and iPad as Apple devices that has infringed on its patents.
“Samsung formally filed a request with the court in a parallel Apple v. Samsung two-way litigation (which started in February 2012) to add the iPhone 5 to the list of products accused of infringing eight Samsung patents,” FOSS patents blog Florian Mueller stated.
Apple previously filed a preliminary injunction in court to ban the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Fortunately for Samsung, Judge Lucy Koh scraped Apple’s injunction. Immediately after Apple’s injunction on its Galaxy Tab 10.1 was lifted, Samsung filed this particular infringement case.
The US patents allegedly infringed by Apple according to the lawsuit filed by Samsung are as follows:
No. 7,756,087: Method and apparatus for performing non-scheduled transmission in a mobile communication system for supporting an enhanced uplink data channel
No. 7,551,596: Method and apparatus for signaling control information of uplink packet data service in mobile communication system
No. 7,672,470: Audio/video device having a volume control function for an external audio reproduction unit by using volume control buttons of a remote controller and volume control method
No. 7,577,757: Multimedia synchronization method and device
No. 7,232,058: Data displaying apparatus and method
No. 6,292,179: Software keyboard system using trace of stylus on a touch screen and method for recognizing key code using the same
No. 6,226,449: Apparatus for recording and reproducing digital image and speech
No. 5,579,239: Remote video transmission system
Last month, a federal court ordered Samsung to pay Apple more than $1 billion in infringement damages.