“Samsung Electronics Co has filed patent lawsuits against Apple over the U.S. firm’s iPhone and iPad in a tit-for-tat case after Apple claimed Samsung’s smartphones and tablets ‘slavishly’ copied its products,” Miyoung Kim reports for Reuters.
“Apple filed a lawsuit last Friday alleging Samsung violated patents and trademarks of its iPhone and iPad, as the popular gadgets are being threatened by the fast rise of rival devices based on Google’s free Android operating system,” Kim reports.
“Samsung said in a statement Friday that Apple’s iPhone and iPad infringe Samsung’s 10 mobile technology patents and it called for Apple to stop infringing its technology and compensate the company,” Kim reports. “Samsung said the suits, filed in South Korea, Japan and Germany, involved 10 alleged infringements of patents mainly involving power reduction during data transmission, 3G technology for reducing errors during data transmission, and wireless data communication technology.”
MacDailyNews Take: Pfft. If that’s the best Samsung can do, they’re toast. Samsung’s finally going to have to pay for their IP theft.
Kim reports, “‘Samsung is responding actively to the legal action taken against us in order to protect our intellectual property and to ensure our continued innovation and growth in the mobile communications business,’ the statement said.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: As our own SteveJack wrote over three years ago: “Apple’s lawyers really should begin lobbing trade dress lawsuits at these companies and nip this in the bud. Apple’s won them before… This ceaseless quest to dress up antiques in Apple veneer is pathetic and sad… Obviously, Samsung has no shame. And Sprint’s so desperate, they’d sell blocks of wood painted like iPhones if people would buy them.” Read more here: Samsung’s ‘Instinct’ is obviously to make Apple iPhone knockoffs – April 1, 2008
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]