Apple recently filed a lawsuit in South Korea on June 22nd alleging that Samsung Electronics copied its products.
Apple Korea said in a statement it was “no coincidence that Samsung’s latest products look a lot like the iPhone and iPad, from the shape of the hardware to the user interface and even the packaging…This kind of blatant copying is wrong, and we need to protect Apple’s intellectual property when companies steal our ideas.”
The “latest products” refer to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy S II.
So what’s Samsung saying?
“We will continue to actively defend and protect our intellectual property and to ensure our continued innovation and growth in the mobile communication business,” responded Samsung.
The legal battle started in April this year when Apple filed suit against Samsung in San Francisco claiming the Korean firm copied its smartphones and tablet computers. Samsung followed suit later that month with its own legal claim in Seoul alleging five patent infringements by Apple. Samsung filed separate legal actions in Tokyo, citing two patent infringements, and also in Mannheim, Germany with three citations.