Samsung brings Apple war to the UK

Samsung brings Apple war to the UKYou’re all no doubt familiar with the complaint Apple has filed against Samsung in the US, essentially claiming that the Galaxy Tab and Galaxy S (among others) have ripped off the iPad and iPhone.

The case has led to increasingly ridiculous claims and counter-claims, such as Samsung’s request to see the iPhone 5 and iPad 3. Unsurprisingly, that request was rejected.

Now Samsung has brought the fight to the UK, with a spanking new lawsuit filed in the High Court in London this week. That’s in addition to a suit filed in the US seeking to block the import of Apple devices. Fantastic.

Apple is no stranger to lawsuits. As well as scrapping with Samsung in the States, South Korea and now the UK, it’s embroiled in a feud with Amazon and Microsoft over use of the term “App Store”.

And the Californians recently settled a patent dispute with Nokia, dating back to 2009. “We are very pleased to have Apple join the growing number of Nokia licensees,” beamed Elop.

via: Bloomberg

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Standi  Jul. 2, 2011 at 20:43

getting stupid now

justanother182  Jul. 3, 2011 at 11:07

I agree! There's no argument that companies need to keep hold of certain parts to their brand, but it can get rather silly and (as is being seen), easily out of hand.
Fighting over the words "App" and "store" together?
Noone's trying to make use of the name "iPhone" the product, just as any new car company couldn't use "Porsche" or "Ferrari", but they can still call it a car, because that's what it is.
And competition is what lets other companies design similar products, in their own way, and lets the consumers decide - competition is healthy in any environment. It's good for the consumers, and good for the businesses.
Stop going too far!!

Reser  Jul. 4, 2011 at 16:59

When will Samsung just give it up already. If anything they are just ruining their own image over this pettyness.

thegr33k  Jul. 5, 2011 at 13:23

Eh, it was Apple that started all this, how is Samsung looking petty?

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