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Apple, Samsung in court over iPhone, iPad

2012-07-29 18:28

San Francisco - Two tech titans are squaring off in federal court Monday in a closely watched trial over control of the US smart phone and computer tablet markets.

Apple filed a lawsuit against Samsung Electronics last year alleging the world's largest technology company's smart phones and computer tablets are illegal knockoffs of its popular iPhone and iPad products. The Cupertino, California-based company is demanding $2.5bn in damages, which if awarded would dwarf the largest patent-related verdict to date.

Samsung counters that Apple is doing the stealing and some of the technology at issue - such as the rounded rectangular designs of smart phones and tablets - have been industry standards for years.

The US trial is only the latest skirmish between the two over product designs.

Comments
  • colly.malti - 2012-07-29 19:49

    sumsung should come up with its own disigns instead of replicating apple's hardware.Actually i would call it stealing apple's intellectual property.All those design ideas that seem so simple to sumsung today were a result of long and streneous sessions of brainstorming at Apple.

      brazach - 2012-07-29 20:01

      You don't have a clue of what you talking about, go do some research, until you understand what patent rights are don't comment.

      warren.slater.353 - 2012-07-29 21:04

      Wow...rounded corners are patented. If Apple has its way cars will soon be sold with square wheels.

      glenn.chi.9 - 2012-07-30 07:57

      You know this because you worked at both Apple and Samsung and have first hand knowledge of this issue?

      preshen.govender.90 - 2012-07-30 08:32

      The chick in the article is fit

      colly.malti - 2012-07-31 13:02

      brazach..its obvious you are a sumsung fan judgin the way u questionin of my understanding of patents.,if only u have been paying attention to the patents filings that apple applied back in 2004 u wil understand why apple has the rights to file a suit against sumsung alleging infringement of several of its patents, and 1 of them being the architectural design..

  • rlong1952 - 2012-07-29 23:45

    'Wow...rounded corners are patented. If Apple has its way cars will soon be sold with square wheels' Gollum....Samsung is the one accusing Apple about this, not the other way around.

      Heinrich - 2012-07-30 07:20

      Your language skills are lacking if tyou think that. Samsung didn't comment as to why they say Apple has been infringing on other people's patents. They commented on one of the aspects upon which Apple is suing them. Apple is in fact the one suing Samsung for rounded corners on a mobile communications device.

  • kenneth.kgosi - 2012-07-30 06:35

    Tech titans clashing who will remain standing...I use samsung but Apple has a point its their brainchild...

      glenn.chi.9 - 2012-07-30 07:59

      As above.... You know this because you worked at both Apple and Samsung and have first hand knowledge of this issue? You can't make these types of comments if you don't have all the facts - you may be right, but you may be wrong!

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