Another day, another lawsuit. Apple has sued Samsung Electronics, claiming that Samsung’s Galaxy line of mobile phones and tablet “slavishly” copies the iPhone and iPad, according to court papers.
“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,” the lawsuit reads.
The lawsuit, filed on Friday in US District Court in Northern California, alleges Samsung copied the look, product design and product user interface of Apple’s products, reports “Reuters” (http://macte.ch/zqufl). Samsung violated Apple’s patents and trademarks, the suit alleges.
“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,” an Apple representative told “Mobilized” (http://macte.ch/r4gKv). “This kind of blatant copying is wrong, and we need to protect Apple’s intellectual property when companies steal our ideas.”
The “Wall Street Journal” notes (http://macte.ch/3CT6d) that The lawsuit could complicate the relationship between the two consumer electronics giants. Samsung makes microchips that are used in some Apple products.