We taught that they were joking, but the truth is that they were very serious when they threaten to stop the US sales of the new iPhone 5. Now is all official, Samsung accuses Apple of infringing more than 8 of their LTE patents.
Officials from Samsung state that their company will ban the new iPhone 5 based on the infringement of the Samsung patents-in-suit, beginning with its release date on September 21, 2012 when they will have the time to analyze the phone more closely.
Also Samsung is certain that the technology contained by the iPhone 5 is the same used in other Apple products accused by Samsung, that is way there will be no reason for delaying the previous case schedule.
What Samsung claims is that the LTE connectivity in the iPhone 5 is the same as in other Apple devices, but they do not have arguments sustaining their statements and it remains to be analyzed when the iPhone will be out on the market.
As a result, Apple strikes back and accuses Samsung that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean infringes Apple's patents.
It remains to be seen, all we know is that the next hearing is scheduled on September 26 and judge Koh will have to decide the future of this accusations.