Samsung Files Lawsuit Against Apple Over iPhone 5 Claims

In a recent development, Samsung has initiated legal proceedings against Apple concerning the iPhone 5. According to a statement reported by Reuters, Samsung expressed that it felt compelled to defend its innovations and intellectual property rights.

Back in September, Samsung notified the United States District Court for the Northern District of California of its intention to include the iPhone 5 in its ongoing patent infringement case against Apple.

The formal request to include the iPhone 5 was filed on October 1, arguing that the device shares the same functionalities that were previously challenged in earlier iPhone models.

This ongoing litigation marks the second major courtroom confrontation between the two tech giants, initiated in early 2012 and set for trial in March 2014. The overseeing judge, Lucy Koh, who also handled their prior legal encounter, is presiding over this case as well.

The earlier lawsuit has reached the post-trial phase, following a verdict where Samsung was found guilty of infringing Apple’s patents.

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