Apple Sues Samsung Over Galaxy

Apple is suing Samsung claiming the Galaxy line copies their iPhone and iPad product designs. A lawsuit was filed Friday claiming Samsung has been violating patents and trademarks belong to Apple. Kristin Huguet, an Apple spokesperson, said, “This kind of blatant copying is wrong.” the lawsuit brings 16 claims against Samsung. The claims include trademark infringement and 10 patent claims. Court document show Apple stating, “Samsung has made its Galaxy phones and computer tablet work and look like Apple’s products through widespread patent and trade dress infringement… By this action, Apple seeks to put a stop to Samsung’s illegal conduct and obtain compensation for the violations that have occurred thus far.” Samsung assured that they would use appropriate legal measures to protect their intellectual property. In a statement they said they are confident that “Samsung’s development of core technologies and strengthening our intellectual property portfolio are keys to our continued success.”

Aesthetics, core technologies are the patents Apple says has been infringed upon.“Samsung’s Galaxy Tab computer tablet slavishly copies a combination of several elements of the Apple Product Configuration Trade Dress,” said Apple in the lawsuit documents. Apple says Samsung has copied the use of its shape design and icon display style and arrangement in the Galaxy Tab. “It’s no coincidence that Samsung’s latest products look a lot like the iPhone and iPad, from the shape of the hardware to the user interface and even the packaging. This kind of blatant copying is wrong, and we need to protect Apple’s intellectual property when companies steal our ideas,” Apple said to Mobilized.


Angelica Bee

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