Somebody wake me up when this is over. Apple has filed a complaint against Samsung with the International Trade Commission seeking to block import of Samsung devices into the U.S., reports “Business Insider” (

On June 29, Samsung filed an ITC complaint against Apple, asking for an import ban against the iPhone, iPad and iPod. In April Samsung filed patent lawsuits against Apple over the U.S. firm’s iPhone and iPad after Apple claimed Samsung’s smartphones and tablets “slavishly” copied its products. This followed an Apple lawsuit filed on April 15 in the U.S. that claimed Samsung’s mobile phones and Galaxy Tab “slavishly” copied the iPhone and iPad.

The lawsuit, filed April 15 in US District Court in Northern California, alleges Samsung copied the look, product design and product user interface of Apple’s products. Samsung violated Apple’s patents and trademarks, the suit alleges.

— Dennis Sellers