October 2, 2012 / 3:17 AM / 5 years ago

Samsung files lawsuit against Apple over latest iPhone

A customer holds up an Apple iPhone 5 to pose for a photo during an exclusive sale by Belgian operator Mobistar in Brussels September 28, 2012.Yves Herman

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics said on Tuesday that it filed a new lawsuit against Apple Inc in a U.S. court, contending the iPhone 5 infringed on Samsung's patents.

In a statement, Samsung said: "...we have little choice but to take the steps necessary to protect our innovations and intellectual property rights."

Reporting by Hyunjoo Jin; Editing by Ken Wills

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