Antenna on iPhone 4S violates Samsung Patent according to Danish Professor Gert Frølund Pedersen
The antenna used in the new iPhone 4S allegedly constitutes an infringement of a Samsung-owned patent, according to a Danish professor. Professor Gert Frølund Pedersen at Aalborg University claims he developed the dual antenna solution, which is used in Apple’s latest Smartphone, with his colleagues in 2007 and sold the patent to Samsung. The antenna solution is based on technology that enables users to switch between multiple antennae to send and receive signals. To back up his claim, Pedersen unveiled the circuit diagram for the antenna.
At the launch of the iPhone 4S on Oct. 4, the antenna system was introduced as a technological landmark. Apple’s press release stated that the iPhone 4S is the first phone to intelligently switch between two antennas to send and receive. But Pedersen added that it would have been incredibly difficult for Apple to have developed the antenna independently without infringing on other companies’ patents. An insider at Samsung responded that the company is planning to review the product once it gets the new iPhone in hand. Apple has yet to officially comment.