Apple sues Samsung for allegedly copying the iPad

It’s way past fighting words now as Apple has filed a lawsuit against Tech giant Samsung over allegedly copying the look, product design and even the packaging and user interface of its products. The 38-page suit was filed Friday in federal court in Northern California. “Rather than innovate and develop its own technology and a unique Samsung style for its smart phone products and computer tablets, Samsung chose to copy Apple’s technology, user interface and innovative style in these infringing products.”

This isn’t the first time Apple has sued a competitor. It sued Nokia back in 2009 and HTC last year over patent issues as well. Some has expressed concern in the suit, as they feel it’s better to use the money the use for lawsuits for R&D and innovation. The suit will likely drag on for a while, as both parties have extremely deep pockets to call on.

Source: WSJ

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  1. […] Watch out ultrabook makers (and Intel too): Apple has just been awarded 19 patents, with one of them being the patent on the design of the MacBook Air. Patent No. D654,072 refers to the “ornamental design of an electronic device”, with none other than dearly departed Steve Jobs listed as an inventor. With the awarding of the said patent to Apple, the Cupertino company now has the legal ammunition to start going after similar thin and light designs, which by the way, describes ultrabooks down to a T. The question now is this: is Apple willing to go after ultrabook manufacturers which at current count, includes industry heavyweights like Toshiba, Acer, Asus, HP and Lenovo? More importantly, are they willing to risk a souring of their relationship to Intel for the sake of protecting their IP? Maybe, maybe not. We’re pretty sure Apple isn’t THAT crazy (Intel supplies the chips for their notebooks) though one can argue that Samsung was one of their bossom buddies once upon a time, supplying them with chips for their smartphones and look how that turned out. […]

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