Verizon Backs Samung in Legal Battle with Apple

Verizon stands behind Samsung in the Korean company’s legal battle against iPhone maker Apple.

According to an article in The Wall Street Journal, Verizon said in a legal filing that if the courts ban some of Samsung devices, its investment in the next generation will be negatively impacted.

“That investment depends on consumers having access to devices that can make use of that network. The accused Samsung devices are among the few products that can access Verizon Wireless's next-generation high-speed network,” Verizon said in a filing with the U.S. District Court in Northern California.

Verizon recently started selling Apple’s iPhone device in the United States, something which allowed the company to compete against AT&T, which was the sole provider of the iPhone. So, it is strange that the Verizon would go against one of its most important mobile phone partners.

Apple has launched a worldwide legal assault on Samsung, claiming the company infringed on some of its design and technology patents in its Android powered devices. The two companies are locked in legal battles in Germany, United States, Australia and South Korea.