iPhone 5: Samsung Considering Legal Action against Apple

 @KukilBora
on September 21 2011 7:38 AM

It seems that Samsung is not only continuing on its Galaxy S II to battle against the fifth generation Apple iPhone as the South Korean tech giant is reportedly preparing to make iPhone 5 illegal in Korea and Europe.

According to a new report from Know Your Mobile, Samsung is considering a legal action to outlaw sales of the upcoming model of iPhone in Korea as soon as it is launched.

The report said a senior executive of Samsung told the Korean Times that once iPhone 5 arrives in Korea, Samsung plans to take Apple to court for violation of Samsung's wireless technology-related patents.

The patents that Samsung has referred to are not based on aesthetics, rather more severe, a reason that makes Samsung believe that it could do what Apple did to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany.

For as long as Apple does not drop mobile telecommunications functions, it would be impossible for it to sell its i-branded products without using our patents. We will stick to a strong stance against Apple during the lingering legal fights, the unnamed source was quoted as saying.

Another new report from UK's Daily Mail indicates that Europe is also not safe from the legal avalanche either, as Samsung is planning to combat the looming release of iPhone 5 by exerting patents and legal strategies to block its official release. The report suggested that the move is a vengeance on Samsung's part to fight Apple's own aggressive moves in the court against them.

In addition, Australia could also be in the cross hairs as well.

According to a Sydney Morning Herald report, in a bid to defend itself from claims by Apple that it had copied its product designs, Samsung is planning legal actions to ban sales of iPhone 5. The source that revealed the information, however, declined to detail further on where Samsung planned to take legal actions, the report said.

Will Anyone Really Win?

The Samsung versus Apple saga or other fierce legal battles are so cynical in nature that no one appears to be an ultimate winner. Even if Samsung wins the legal brawl against Apple and successfully keeps iPhone 5 out of Europe or Korea, does it necessarily mean that awaiting iPhone fans will simply opt for the Galaxy S II? 

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