Apple has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung for the Galaxy line of products. Apple claims that Samsung has infringed on their rights with the Galaxy S phones and Tab by violating various patents which were assigned to Apple by US PTO.
According to a Reuters report, Samsung is copying Apple’s ideas, specifically the shape of the company’s smart phones and the icons that the phones display. Apparently Apple is concerned with the rounded corners on the icons as the lawsuit states, “Even the icons in earlier versions of the Samsung smart phones looked different because they had a variety of shapes — and did not appear as a field of square icons with rounded corners.” They are also upset that Samsung’s smart phone looks similar to the iPhone with its rounded corners.
Apple is looking forward to get a restraining order against Samsung which is a major supplier in the smartphone industry. A representative from Apple told Mobilized:
It’s no coincidence that Samsung’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.. This kind of blatant copying is wrong, and we need to protect Apple’s intellectual property when companies steal our ideas.
Samsung predictably replied that they will actively protect their own intellectual property and defend themselves from Apple’s lawsuit.