Samsung’s head of mobile and IT believes that, without some of the company’s wireless patents, there would be no iPhone. That’s a pretty substantial statement, especially considering Samsung was found to infringe upon plenty of Apple patents in a $1 billion case earlier this year.

Speaking in front reporters in Seoul, Samsung’s Shin Jong-kyun said it would be impossible for Apple to produce its popular device without the Korean company’s strong portfolio of wireless patents. “The truth never lies,” Shin said.

I think we can all agree that the Apple/Samsung dynamic is one of love and hate. The two have been longtime business partners, but the turbulent relationship is slowly splitting at the seams.

Samsung is currently trying to convince the U.S. International Trade Commission that Apple infringed on four of the company’s patents; a decision is expected early next year.

[via CNET]