Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Samsung sues Apple for copying the iPhone and iPad

Samsung sues Apple for copying the iPhone and iPad. Samsung has been accused by his rival of copying the design of the iPhone and iPad for its products that compete directly with them. Apple has sued the Korean company claiming that its line of smartphones and tablets Galaxy violate some patents of multinational Cupertino , which calls for punitive measures.

Apple has finished using legal means to charge the Samsung for the design of its smartphones, and tablets. The company that makes the iPhone and iPad has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in North Carolina for violation of patents in product design.

According to the indictment of Apple, the Galaxy line violates some of its patents for the design of iPhone and iPad . "It is no coincidence that Samsung's latest products look very much like the iPhone and iPad, from the way of hardware to the user interface and even the packaging," he told Mobilized an Apple representative, who also said: "This kind of blatant copying is wrong, and we must protect the intellectual property of Apple when the companies they steal our ideas. "

Apple patents cited in demand recorded in 2009 and 2010, not only regarding the physical design but also the application icons. The Cupertino company also reflects the tablet from Samsung, the Galaxy Tab , uses a design similar to the iPad rectangular with rounded corners and black border.

For its part, Samsung has released a statement defending his creations: "Samsung's development of core technologies and strengthen our portfolio of intellectual property are key to continued success. Samsung will respond actively to this legal action against us through appropriate legal measures to protect our intellectual property. "
Samsung, Apple behind

In recent months the establishment of Samsung with Apple's design has been reflected in a variety of devices ranging from Samsung S Galaxy , which has a line comparable to the iPhone 4 , only thinner, until the laptop Series 9 .

Although Samsung does not reach the number of sales of Apple really is the leader in Android system, the main rival of the company Steve Jobs about the mobile platform is concerned. Belonging to the OS are most Korean manufacturer products that reflect the style of your competitors.

The Galaxy Tab Samsung also tried to compete with the iPad, and its second version, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 , prepared to make shadow iPad 2 . Even the Galaxy player has a design like the iPod Touch from Apple.

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