[Update] Apple Sues Samsung: Your Galaxy Line Copied Us
Update 1: Samsung has responded to this suit from Apple, via TNW:
Speaking toÂ Yonhap News, Samsung spokesman Chung Jae-woongÂ responded to Appleâ€™s complaints:
â€œWe think Apple has violated our patents in communications standards. We are considering a counterclaim.â€
Apple has filed a suit against Samsung, alleging the South Korean conglomerate has copiedÂ iPhone and iPad designs with their Galaxy line up. Here’s what Apple had to say, reaching out to Mobilized:
â€œItâ€™s no coincidence that Samsungâ€™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,â€ an Apple representative told Mobilized. â€œThis kind of blatant copying is wrong, and we need to protect Appleâ€™s intellectual property when companies steal our ideas.â€
All I can think of is the old saying, ‘imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.’ Apple has also alleged Saumsung has infringed on the ‘trade dress’ of the iPhone, noting similar design characteristics as rounded corners and icon layouts.
â€œSamsungâ€™s Galaxy Tab computer tablet also slavishly copies a combination of several elements of the Apple Product Configuration Trade Dress,â€
Take a look at the following image Apple provided in their suit, and tell me what you think:
Is Samsung guilty of ripping off Apple?