Samsung Will Reportedly Sue Apple Over a 4G LTE iPhone 5

By Leslie Horn on at

The $1.05 billion Samsung has been ordered to pay Apple has not ended the fight between the two companies. In fact, the battle might get even more complicated. According to the Korea Times, Samsung will sue Apple once again over LTE patents the iPhone 5 reportedly infringes on.

The latest news came after a Korean carrier—SK Telecom—"confirmed" that the phone will have LTE. Obviously we won't actually know until Wednesday whether the iPhone 5 will have LTE, but it would be very surprising if it did not, but not surprising at all if the UK misses out. Patently Apple points out, however, that Samsung might not have much of a case. Apple has 434 LTE patents, most of which came from Freescale and Nortel, which led the charge on developing LTE standards. At this point, neither Apple nor Samsung have spoken out publicly about the news of the latest suit, but we've reached out and will update when we have more info. [Korea Times via Patently Apple]