Samsung Files Patent Lawsuit Against Apple in South Korea Samsung Files Patent Lawsuit Against Apple in South Korea

Samsung Files Patent Lawsuit Against Apple in South Korea

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Samsung) on Tuesday filed a patent lawsuit against Apple Inc. in the Seoul Central District Court, alleging that Apple infringes on three of Samsung’s patents related to wireless communication technologies.

The patents in question are:

  • Korean Patent No. 10-1748459: A method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving data in a wireless communication system
  • Korean Patent No. 10-1894315: A method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving data in a wireless communication system
  • Korean Patent No. 10-2009311: A method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving data in a wireless communication system

This is the latest in a series of patent lawsuits between Samsung and Apple. The two companies have been embroiled in legal battles over their smartphone technologies for over a decade. In 2012, a US court awarded Samsung $1.049 billion in damages after finding that the company had infringed on Apple’s patents. However, the US Supreme Court later reduced the award to $548 million.

The outcome of this latest lawsuit is uncertain. However, if Samsung is successful, it could have a significant impact on Apple’s business in South Korea. South Korea is Apple’s third-largest market for iPhones, after the United States and China.

Conclusion

The outcome of this latest patent lawsuit between Samsung and Apple remains to be seen. However, if Samsung is successful, it could have a significant impact on Apple’s business in South Korea. South Korea is Apple’s third-largest market for iPhones, and a sales ban or injunction in the country would be a major blow.