According to the Korea Times, the Korean tech giant will be filing for an injunction, which seeks the sales ban of the 5th generation iPhone. Samsung will be seeking an injunction in order to protect the company’s wireless patents.
The anonymous Samsung exec said, “Just after the arrival of the iPhone 5 here, Samsung plans to take Apple to court here for its violation of Samsung’s wireless technology related patents.”
“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.”
If Samsung hometown lawsuit pushes through, this will be the 24th patent infringement case between both industry giants.
Currently, Apple has successfully gained temporary injunctions, which banned the sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in various countries around the world. Apple claims that certain Samsung tablets and smartphones copied the design of their iOS-powered iPad and iPhone.
If Samsung manages to get the iPhone 5 banned in Korea, this would somehow level the playing fields. This could give the Korean tech giant more grounds to seek similar injunctions across the globe.