Samsung Accused of Copying iPad
It looks like Samsung is on the receiving end again and back on defensive mode, as Apple's lawyer accused Samsung for developing and designing it's Galaxy Tab 10.1 to look, feel and run line Apple's tablet, in short an iPad clone.
Last August, Apple Australia was successful in stopping the sales of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and claim that Samsung infringed 3 of Apple's patents that was used for the creation of the iPad and iPad 2.
Samsung on the other hand said that Apple's case was based on the US version of their Galaxy Tab and provided 3 Australian models of the Galaxy tabs for investigation and they (Samsung) even included a list of 10 differences between the Australian version and US version of the 10" Galaxy tab.
In a report by ZDNet Australia,
"[Samsung will] have a go at launching a product and if they get caught out [infringing patents], they'll design around it. Samsung should clear the way before [it launches a product] rather than try to crash straight through," Apple's legal counsel said, later adding that a multimillion-dollar company like Samsung can surely afford to do a patent search before committing resources to a new product.
Samsung has been in defensive mode since the Apple - Samsung courtroom drama started, however Samsung fought back by saying that they'll request the Korean court to ban all sales of the still-still-to-be-announce iPhone 5 in Korea.
These Apple - Samsung courtroom drama started to be an interesting case but has now become a ridiculous back-and-forth suit/counter-suit that always end in a stalemate. Why don't they just compete in the name of innovation and not compete in the courtroom.
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