In the war between Apple and Samsung, Team Cupertino essentially asserts that it invented touchscreen phones and tablets, and that everyone else – most notably Samsung – is copying them. Sigh.
A recent filing from Samsung reveals exactly how the South Koreans feel about Apple, and it doesn’t pull any punches.
A few choice excerpts from Samsung’s trial brief appear over on the Wall Street Journal Law Blog.
Check it: “Samsung has been researching and developing mobile telecommunications technology since at least as early as 1991 and invented much of the technology for today‘s smartphones.
“Indeed, Apple, which sold its first iPhone nearly twenty years after Samsung started developing mobile phone technology, could not have sold a single iPhone without the benefit of Samsung‘s patented technology.”
Take that, Apple! And it continues:
“For good measure, Apple seeks to exclude Samsung from the market, based on its complaints that Samsung has used the very same public domain design concepts that Apple borrowed from other competitors, including Sony, to develop the iPhone. Apple‘s own internal documents show this.”
Great stuff. Hit the link above to read more on why Apple is in fact the big fat thief.