“Samsung Electronics filed its own U.S. lawsuit against Apple, accusing the iPad maker of infringing 10 patents in an escalation of the dispute over tablet and mobile technology,” Dan Levine reports for Reuters.
“The latest legal move comes after Apple sued Samsung earlier this month, claiming the Samsung’s Galaxy line of mobile phones and tablets ‘slavishly’ copies the iPhone and iPad,” Levine reports. “Samsung’s Galaxy products use Google’s Android operating system, which directly competes with Apple’s mobile software.”
Levine reports, “The lawsuit filed by Samsung on Wednesday in a California federal court follows litigation initiated against Apple in South Korea, Japan and Germany last week. Apple copied many of Samsung’s innovations, according to Samsung’s U.S. lawsuit. For instance, one of the patents Samsung accuses Apple of violating involves the ability for mobile phones to display the time, the lawsuit says. ‘As users travel across time zones, the ability of a mobile device to update to the local time is important for tracking appointments and meetings,’ the lawsuit said.”
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