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Just a few weeks before Apple is said to be releasing its most anticipated iPhone 5, which could halt Samsung’s aggravating success with the Galaxy Line, the South Korean firm is considering legal action to ban the sales of the upcoming iPhone.

The move is in response to Apple’s latest legal victory in banning Samsung’s tablets and smartphones in several countries, suing the latter for infringement of design patents.

Samsung has, in turn, alleged that iPhones and the iPad 2 have violated multiple wireless technology patents it holds.

With the Samsung vying for a ban on the iPhone 5 in South Korea and some other countries, the iPhone 5 is sure to face a tough time.

The phone was expected to arrive in June and now the patent battle could further delay the release date. The delay is being capitalized by its rivals. Samsung Galaxy S2 and Motorola Droid Bionic, which have higher specifications than the iPhone 4 and are potential competitors to iPhone 5 have already hit the U.S. market.

A Samsung insider reports that the company seeks for a complete ban on the upcoming iPhone using various wireless patents of Samsung.

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, the insider insists. We will stick to a strong stance against Apple during the lingering legal fight.