Samsung Drags iPhone 5 Into Patent War

On the same day the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is unbanned

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 2, 2012 7:15 AM CDT

(Newser) – Apple's newest handset hasn't escaped its bitter patent war with Samsung. The Korean manufacturer filed a complaint against the iPhone 5 yesterday, claiming it violates all the same patents that earlier iterations did, ZDNet reports. So far the only casualties of the patent war have been older products, like the Galaxy Tab 10.1, which was banned back in June. Samsung got that ban lifted yesterday, pointing out that it had been more than a month since a court decision saying Samsung's phones infringed on Apple's patents, but its tablets didn't.

People queue outside the Apple Store as the iPhone 5 mobile phones went on sale in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Friday Sept. 28, 2012.
People queue outside the Apple Store as the iPhone 5 mobile phones went on sale in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Friday Sept. 28, 2012.   (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
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