This latest legal fight that the iPhone 5 has gotten wrapped into started on June 15, when Samsung first outlined the suit. It includes two wireless patents, and a few feature patents.
So I went through the details filed with the U.S. District Court and looked at each Samsung patent in this case to see what they're about.
Mostly they're about media — things like Apple's Photo Stream, iTunes Match, the Remote app you use to enable your phone to control Apple TV; it might even cover features like taking a still picture while recording a video.
Given how long ago Samsung filed these patents, there's nothing I see that's specifically targeting the iPhone 5 — Samsung just adding the latest iPhone because it's newest version since the original lawsuit was filed. Keep in mind, this case isn't expected to be heard until 2014. It's just one of many fronts where Apple and Samsung are fighting.
Of course, Apple won an important early victory this summer when a jury said Samsung violated many of Apple's patents related to the iPhone, and ordered Samsung to pay just over $1 billion.
To check out each Samsung patent in this case, click on the links below.
1. US Patent 7756087
2. US Patent 7551596
3. US Patent 7672470
4. US Patent 7577757
5. US Patent 7232058
6. US Patent 6292179
7. US Patent 6226449
8. US Patent 5579239