Samsung has filed a motion on Monday adding the recently-released iPhone 5 to its suit against Apple in California.
In a filing to a case being handled by United States Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Samsung contends that the iPhone 5 violates two Samsung UMTS standards patents and six features patents.
In their filing, Samsung said: “On September 18, 2012, Samsung informed Apple that it expected to seek leave to amend its infringement contentions to add the iPhone 5…Samsung obtained an iPhone 5 on September 21, 2012, and immediately began investigating whether the iPhone 5 practiced its patented technologies.”
“One week later, on September 28, 2012, Samsung provided Apple with its proposed amendments to its infringement contentions, to include the iPhone 5, and informed Apple that it would be filing the present motion on October 1…Apple did not indicate a position on the motion prior to filing,” the South Korean consumer electronics giant added.
Samsung alleges Apple’s iPhone 5, as well as other devices, of infringing two Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) standards patents and six feature patents.
Here are the two UMTS standards patents Samsung alleges the iPhone 5 of infringing:
- United States Patent 7,756,087: Method and apparatus for performing non-scheduled transmission in a mobile communication system for supporting an enhanced uplink data channel
- United States Patent 7,551,596: Method and apparatus for signaling control information of uplink packet data service in mobile communication system
Here are the six features patents Samsung alleges Apple devices of infringing:
- United States Patent 7,672,470: Audio/video device having a volume control function for an external audio reproduction unit by using volume control buttons of a remote controller and volume control method therefore
- United States Patent 7,577,757: Multimedia synchronization method and device
- United States Patent 7,232,058: Data displaying apparatus and method
- United States Patent 6,292,179: Software keyboard system using trace of stylus on a touch screen and method for recognizing key code using the same
- United States Patent 6,226,449: Apparatus for recording and reproducing digital image and speech
- United States Patent 5,579,239: Remote video transmission system
Aside from the iPhone, Samsung also contends that other models of the Apple iPad, and iPod Touch infringe on these patents.
According to Samsung, it “could not have known whether the rumored iPhone 5 would practice its patented technologies when it filed its infringement contentions on June 15” and therefore only filed its motion to add the iPhone 5 to its lawsuit after the company has had time inspecting the device.