Apple vs. Samsung In Court : Apple Sues Samsung for Blatantly Copying The Look of iPhone and iPad

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?

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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.

Quoting Apple,

"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."

TP Thoughts:

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.

12 comments:

  1. matagalang laban yan! ung sa kaso nga against sa Microsoft (monopoly) hanggang ngaun di pa ata tapos. ang alam ko binalik ulit sa lower court ehh. :D

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  2. Ano bang nangyayari sa samsung, hindi pa nga tapos yung kaso nila sa TSI meron na namang bago..

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  3. Bakit yung mga China phones manufacturer hindi makasuhan? Yun muna dapat makasuhan kasi obvious na talagang ginaya mga apple products as well as yung ibang mga phone manufacturers gaya ng Nokia..

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  4. I mean ginaya din ng China manufacturers ang Nokia products..

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  5. Ginagawa kasi ng Samsung eh parang kukunin nila yung idea sa ibang manufacturers then lalagyan nila ng improvement tapos they will credit it as their own. Tama nga naman yung sinabi ng Apple: "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..."

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  6. http://i.imgur.com/aLGOQ.jpg

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  7. Apple is stupid for suing Samsung. If it weren't for samsung, iphone wouldn't have existed. Why?? 'cause some parts inside the iphone are made by samsung. Face it Apple, your weak w/o samsung!

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  8. kahit na samsung ang nasa loob ng apple product eh may karapatan na ba sila gumaya? original pa rin naman yung idea ng apple sa paggawa ng product nila. binayaran na nga sila ng apple ng sobrang laking pera para sa parts na inorder nila manggagaya pa sila, respeto nalang diba.. isa pa, pwede naman bumili yung apple ng parts sa ibang company ah. imo, kaya lang nila pinili ng apple ang samsung kasi trusted nila ang samsung. tapos babaliin na ng samsung yung tiwala saknla ng apple. unfair naman yun.

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  9. If you haven't seen the picture above, here's a different article. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LG_Prada_%28KE850%29

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  10. Hi, great post. So is really Apple the only one driving technology and innovation today? Lets give more credit to the others, but in this case Apple has a point against Samsung. The phones look very similar.

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  11. COOL ok now this is entertainment!! sweet! =)

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  12. Lots of informative eye-candy here, comparing the actual content of Apple's trademarks with the Galaxy S. If you're interested in this case, it's worth a look!
    http://peanutbuttereggdirt.com/e/?p=218

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