Samsung Supposedly Wants to Ban Apple iPhone 5 in South Korea

Hardly a day goes by when the ongoing legal conflict between Apple and Samsung doesn’t make headlines. In yet another development in this high-profile conflict, reports are surfacing that Samsung is trying hard to ban the forthcoming Apple product - the iPhone 5 - South Korea.

Co-incidentally, this report emerged just after Samsung filed a lawsuit in an Australian court to impose a ban on the sales of Apple's massively popular iPad 2, as well as the iPhone .

According to reports, a spokesperson from Samsung said in a briefing to the Korean Times that his company is currently planning to drag the iPhone maker into court after it launches the iPhone 5 in the country.

Samsung alleges that Apple products including the iPhone and iPad 2 infringe on some of its key patents involving wireless technologies.

"For as long as Apple does not drop mobile telecommunications functions, it would be impossible for it to sell its i-branded products without using our patents. We will stick to a strong stance against Apple during the lingering legal fights," the spokesperson reportedly told the Korean Times, as reported by The Inquirer.