Samsung Targets Apple Online And In Court

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – Samsung Electronics plans to add the iPhone 5, set to be released Friday, to the list of Apple devices that it claims infringes its patents in a San Jose court case, according to court documents filed Wednesday.

KCBS’ Matt Bigler Reports:

Samsung has said it would appeal a federal jury’s August verdict that its patent claims against earlier iPhones were baseless. The company has launched a major online advertising campaign for the Galaxy S3 smart phone that pokes fun at the cult of Apple as it pursues royalties from iPhone sales.

“It’s great that the companies are duking it out in the marketplace, but that’s different than duking it out in court where there are very serious legal issues involved,” said KCBS technology analyst Larry Magid.

Jurors in the patent case found that Samsung phones and tablets did infringe on Apple patents, and ordered it to pay Apple $1.05 billion. The judge has refused to rescind a court order banning Samsung from selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 computer in the U.S.

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