[Updated] Apple Brings Lawsuit Against Samsung

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    [Update]: Samsung vows to fight Apple with countersuit. Samsung suspects that Apple has been violating several of Samsung's wireless patents. Samsung issued a statement reading, “Samsung will respond actively to this legal action taken against us through appropriate legal measures to protect our intellectual property.” Source: Android.net via GoogleNews

    9to5 Mac reports today on a Wall Street Journal story that says that Apple is suing Samsung over the similarity of its Galaxy series of phones and tablets to the iPhone and iPad. The lawsuit, which was filed last Friday, actually goes as far as to say that Samsung has chosen to “slavishly” copy Apple’s technology, design and style rather than developing its own unique technology and style. Ouch! Reuters quotes Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet as saying “This kind of blatant copying is wrong.”

    As 9to5 Mac points out, this lawsuit is quite surprising considering that Samsung supplies flash components for many Apple products including the iPhone and iPad. The business relationship between the two companies is still very much ongoing, with Apple recently opting to install Samsung components in its new MacBook Air computers, a contract that had previously been held by Toshiba. In fact, 9to5 Mac points out, Samsung is even responsible for making part of Apple’s A4 and A5 chips that are used in the iPhone and iPad, and there has also been recent talk of Apple and Samsung collaborating on new Super PLS screens for future devices. So far Samsung has made no comment on the matter.

    Source: Apple Suing Samsung, Says Galaxy Phone and Tablet Are Copies of Apple Devices - iPhone Forum
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    Can someone say, GREDDY!!!! Apple get a C'MON SON! for that one.
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    When I read title I thought "didn't they just file a lawsuit?", title led me to believe they dropped it.
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    Yea I had a similar thought. The title of this news post was confusing to me. Rafik1 beat me to the punch while I was logging in to reply though lol.
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    apple can go to hell
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    why is that iphone on the OP says samsung on it?
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    Samsung should be sued on touchwiz alone. And because the contrast is way off on the AMOLED line of screens.
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    Lol. That's why they're being sued. That's not an iphone.
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    Same here. He should probably edit the title. I read the article yesterday about the lawsuit and then saw this headline and thought "wow they dropped it already? Maybe they're not as idiotic as I thought." But, of course that isn't the case :)

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    That's because its the Galaxy S and not an iPhone.

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    Samsung F700. One could say that looks more like an iPhone hardware wise too.

    Problem is....it came out 4 months before the orig iPhone.
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    If its for Touchwiz too, Meizu just beat Apple last year in a similar case based on some patent technicality.

    I think Apple might lose this one too unless its about Touchwiz also.
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    Title is very confusing.

    There is only so much you can do to a touchscreen phone, there are so many out there, eventually some will resemble others.

    Apple just continues to make themselves look like fools. As kids, we used to joke around saying "Sue me" to everything, knowing how foolish it was then, as children. Perhaps Apple never got the memo that we were just playing around.
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    Apple (and their employees) is like some kind of buzzard that just won't leave you alone ... and I work / hang out in Cupertino a lot so I am speaking first hand

    You have just been post-pwned.
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    The Koreans are the leaders of the smartphone industry and don't have to steal technology from anyone. If anything at all Apple stole the idea of the Iphone from them!
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    OMG that guy's frisbee looks like mine! :icon_eek:

    This is a pointless lawsuit. Apple is trying to make it's money through lawsuits now ;).
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    Well except a Frisbee has to have the same shape to fly whereas Samsung didn't have to make their phone look identical to the iPhone. Just playing devils advocate.

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    Can't we all just get along
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    Not to defend the fruit, but apple has a point. Its like mcdonalds and mcdowells.



    Seriously who havent looked at the samsung galaxy phones and think "man this looks like an iphone". They even had the nerve to have a samsung galaxy touch. Samsung should get slapped for making it that obvious.

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    Look at the lawsuit from windows against lindows... didn't work out well for windows.

    True, but one could argue that the phone just ended up in that shape, does it matter if it looks close. This is just like apple's lawsuit over the "app store".

    Now if samsung came out and was like... hey look at my new "sipod touch" or my new "sipad" i could see this lawsuit as legitimate. Unfortunately There are from initial view at least 7 things initially i can see that are different, so what it has the same size... so what it has the same generic look. just as apple's app store is a generic name. I could name my item... new2u's new focus touch... does it slap apple in the face... yes but there's nothing they could do about it. But you surely don't slap someone in the face that is allowing you to use certain items that are samsung's.

    I think this has more to do with android phones outselling apple in the recent months at least. I've read over alot of the case, at least what is out there. While some points are valid, i just don't see them winning this one.

    My first remark was more of a mock then anything, it was mainly just to say this is a dumb lawsuit. A design patent really is hard to tell at what point your product is different then another.. one really big thing 10 small things.. while the shape of them is similar, there doesn't seems to be enough from what a family layer of mine that deals with stuff like that says "that while they have a chance to win, he didn't see enough to justify the full claim of apple", that's based off what he has read and everything.

    The major difference... a SAMSUNG logo printed right on the screen where as apple's has none.