Samsung Files US Patent Lawsuit Against Apple

Samsung already filed a string of patent violation lawsuits against Apple in several countries, and now the company is brining its legal battle to U.S. soil. Samsung is alleging in its newest filing that Apple is infringing on ten mobile device-related patents, according to Bloomberg.

Apple and Samsung patent warsSamsung’s patent fight comes to the U.S.

The lawsuit claimed Apple’s iPhone uses Samsung patented technology covering text messages and attachments, improved mobile network capacity, reduced interference between mobile devices, surfing the Web while making phone calls, and more.

Apple’s iPhone designs violate patents related to “fundamental innovations that increase mobile device reliability, efficiency, and quality, and improve user interface in mobile handsets and other products,” Samsung said in its filing.

Apple started the patent battle with Samsung earlier in April with a lawsuit alleging the Galaxy smartphone and tablet product line uses designs and technology Apple owns. “Rather than innovate and develop its own technology and unique Samsung style for its smart phone products and computer tablets, Samsung chose to copy Apple’s technology,” Apple said in its filing.

Samsung responded by filing patent lawsuits against Apple in Germany, Japan and South Korea, and now in the United States. “Samsung is continuing to respond actively to the legal action taken against us,” a company spokesperson said.

Samsung is seeking compensation and a court order blocking Apple from using its patented technology.