Samsung adds iPhone 5 to patent lawsuit against Apple

According to a reportб═fromб═CNET, Samsung has followed through from a previous claim and added Apple’s new iPhone 5 to the list of devices it is suing the Cupertino-based company over. Samsung claims that the next-generation iPhone infringes upon six patents and two other standard essential patents.

A Samsung representative told CNET this evening that the eight patents in question include six utility patents and two standard essential patents unrelated to its LTE patent portfolio.

Echoing previous statements made in the patent dispute, Samsung said, “we have little choice but to take the steps necessary to protect our innovations and intellectual property rights.”

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