September 22, 2011- Samsung Electronics is weighing its legal options. The electronics company may try to block the sale of the soon to be released iPhone 5 from Apple in certain countries.
This will certainly cause the already tense relationship between the two tech heavyweights to take even a bigger turn for the worse.
Samsung is considering blocking the smartphone sales through a court injunction in South Korea or Europe said those on the inside, close to the situation.
The insiders said it was true that Samsung was considering this legal action but the final decision whether or not they would do so or in which country, is still undecided.
This type of move on the part of Samsung would be seen as a strong move of retaliation on their part against the smartphone maker. Samsung has been for the most part in the defensive mode with its top competitor.
The two companies have over 20 legal cases pending over patent issues in nine countries. Those countries include Japan, South Korea, Australia, the United Kingdom and the U.S.
Samsung made no comment as to the latest rumor but did say it would act more aggressively to the claims made by Apple that its tablets and smartphones copied the designs of the U.S. company.
A Samsung statement said they were preparing lawsuits against Apple as a way of shifting its strategy from defensive to offensive.