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Samsung claims iPhone 5 infringes its patents

The patent war between Apple and Samsung shows no sign of abating. Samsung has now added the new iPhone 5 to a US patent lawsuit claiming the Apple device infringes eight of its technologies.

The dispute concerns the way smartphones synchronise photos, music and video files across several devices, and the capture and sending of video over the internet.

Meanwhile, a court in the US has lifted the temporary ban on sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet, allowing the company to sell the device in America.

The ban was originally imposed in June of this year as the court considered Apple's claim that Samsung illegally copied the design of the iPad.

At the same time, sales of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone were also banned, although that order was lifted in July.

The court had previously fined Samsung $1bn for infringing Apple's patents.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.