I wonder why Apple seems to be singling Samsung out. Is it because the Korean company has grown so much over the past few years, there's finally something to get out of suing it?
iPhone 3G front design patent and Samsung Galaxy S actual front panel, respectively.
Photo Credit: Engadget
Last Friday, Apple slapped Samsung with a lawsuit for allegedly violating the Cupertino company's intellectual property rights by copying the design identity of the iPhone and iPad on its Galaxy devices, specifically Samsung Galaxy S 4G, Samsung Epic 4G, Samsung Nexus S and Samsung Galaxy Tab. Elements of TouchWiz UI, such as the screen icons, were also said to be in violation of Apple's interface patents.
"This kind of blatant copying is wrong [...] 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."
Clearly, this is all about iOS vs. Android. I mean, why single out Samsung's Android line of devices? I hope Google offers Samsung some assistance in court -- it's but fair.