Samsung Set To Sour iPhone 5 Launch With Apple Lawsuit

It looks like Samsung is intending on crashing Apple’s party, serving them with yet another lawsuit as soon as the iPhone 5 launches. The 2 tech giants have been trading blows for some time now, suing each other for patent infringement. Apple seems to be winning as they had the Galaxy tab and S II smartphone banned from shipping in various countries. Could Samsung be about to strike back with a devastating killer blow?

We found out today that Apple are set to send out invites to their event next week, iPhone 5 unveil on the agenda. Samsung will seemingly do everything in their power to derail what is expected to be one of the largest mobile shows in history. The Korean firm are looking to get the iPhone 5 banned from their home country immediately, a place where strong sales are surely expected. Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S II smartphone will surely benefit if Apple are limited to where they can ship their new handset.

The Apple Samsung saga has turned quite petty, both claiming the other company stole their patent designs. According to Mashable, a senior Samsung executive defended his company’s part in the legal clash and maintained that they will continue to fight: “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.” Samsung was forced to hand over designs of its upcoming models to Apple for inspection, did they see anything they liked and copy it?

The reason we say this is that Samsung must have some grounds on which to get the iPhone 5 banned. Are the Korean outfit claiming that the iPhone 5 infringes on their Samsung Galaxy S II, or from patent specifications in general? Reports from T3 are telling us that Samsung are suing Apple over violations of their “wireless technology patents”. Apple will be ready for this as they just love conflict, running battles against HTC and Motorola to name a few more.