With barely a day to go for iPhone 5 release in the market, Samsung Electronics has already filed a document with the U.S. Federal Court San Jose, California, late Wednesday stating that it plans to include iPhone 5 in its lawsuit against the Cupertino giant.
Samsung appeared firm on pursuing iPhone 5 as the document filed stated Samsung "plans to file a motion to amend its infringement contentions to address iPhone 5 as soon as it has had a reasonable opportunity to analyze the device," Florian Mueller, intellectual property expert noted in his blog post on Foss Patents.
Samsung plans to add Apple's iPhone 5 to a patent infringement lawsuit that is due for trial in 2014.
However, Samsung's lawsuit is not likely to affect sales of iPhone 5, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Earlier in August, Apple added Galaxy S III, Note and Note 10.1 to the list of devices accused of patent infringement in its lawsuit.
The current lawsuit pertains to the case filed in February 2012. In the case that went on trial in August, a jury found Samsung guilty of infringing six Apple patents and ordered payment of over $1 billion. However, Samsung is appealing against jury verdict.
In the new lawsuit both Samsung and Apple accuse each other of infringing eight patents, the Wall Street Journal added.
The next hearing on the current lawsuit is scheduled for Sept.26 when attorneys for the two companies contend their case. And trial is likely to be held in March 2014.