Samsung Sues Apple Again, This Time Over iOS Notifications

BrightWare reports through the Korean online news site iNews24 that Samsung has today brought a lawsuit against Apple in a court in South Korea over its ‘Notification Center’ patent infringement (via Patently Apple). No more details have been made available.


A lot of Android users have blamed Apple for copying their notification system, which was first introduced by Google in Android OS 2.0. In fact, some Android developers have been openly complaining about this in the XDA Developers forum. Patently Apple points out that one recent topic started on XDA Developers forum is titled “Since Android came out with the notification shade first why can’t Samsung/Google sue Apple?“. Well, looks like Samsung has finally made its move, suing Apple over iOS notifications feature.

“The delay in launching the lawsuit may have been due to Google’s patent pending notification patents not being officially granted. However, that changed last month when one of their notification patents was indeed granted under the title “Priority inbox notifications and synchronization for mobile-messaging application.” This may have been enough for Samsung to get the lawsuit rolling”.

The source notes that one of Google’s key patents on this matter titled “Notification of Mobile Device Events,” is still pending.