“Samsung Electronics Co said on Thursday it planned to add Apple’s iPhone 5 to its existing patent lawsuits against the U.S. rival, a move that could lead to a preliminary sales injunction of the popular smartphone,” Reuters reports.

“Samsung said in a separate statement on Thursday: ‘Apple continues to take aggressive legal measures that will limit market competition. Under these circumstances, we have little choice but to take the steps necessary to protect our innovations and intellectual property rights,'” Reuters reports. “Apple scored a sweeping legal victory over Samsung in late August after a U.S. jury found the Korean firm had copied critical features of the iPhone and awarded the U.S. firm $1.05 billion in damages.”

Reuters reports, “The jury also found that Apple did not infringe any of Samsung’s asserted patents. Samsung has since vowed it would continue to fight.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Pfft. Going nowhere, Samsung. But down.

And someone needs to dispatch a legal reporter to Reuters, so they can properly report that Samsung is trying to use Standards Essential Patents (SEPs) that are supposed to be licensed to everyone, including Apple, under terms that are Fair, Reasonable, And Non-Discriminatory (FRAND).

The Apple patents that Samsung was convicted of having infringed are design patents, a wholly different type of patent than the SEPs that Samsung abusing because that’s all they have in their increasingly weak hand.