Samsung Sued by Apple Over Look and Feel of iProducts

April 18, 2011
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I suppose it was only a matter of time before this sort of thing happened - Apple Inc has officially sued Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. saying that their Android line of products too closely resemble Apple's own iPhone and iPad lines. In particular, they've said that the Korean-based electronics group copied the look and feel of it's iProducts to create the "Galaxy S 4G," "Epic 4G," "Nexus S" and the "Galaxy Tab" touchscreen tablet.

The lawsuit stated the following inside what's more than likely about a billion pages of harsh words and name-calling: "Rather than innovate and develop its own technology and a unique Samsung style for its smart phone products and computer tablets, Samsung chose to copy Apple's technology, user interface and innovative style in these infringing products," the lawsuit said, continuing on to call Samsung a big bunch of copycats and that the teacher really ought to make them go to a time out.

Samsung and Apple have declined to comment thus far, also apparently not accepting calls from their own mothers, who are also reportedly mad at them for different reasons. Also meanwhile, Samsung is more than likely thinking about those chips they've made for Apple products, thinking about taking their basketball and going home.

That said, this could be a very, very big deal and smash the crap out of the industry if anything sticks.

[via Wall Street Journal]


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  • http://www.facebook.com/nativex Dalton Rc

    That’s some damn good writing! haha Dalton is Team Samsung! m/

  • http://www.facebook.com/nativex Dalton Rc

    That’s some damn good writing! haha Dalton is Team Samsung! m/

  • http://twitter.com/DrHotmann Jordan Hotmann

    Samsung phones do look like iphones…also, I guess apple will be looking for a new chip partner for upcoming products

    • http://twitter.com/dtg295 Jon

      They would be investigated by the DoJ and international bodies if they decided to cut off shipments with chips or anything of the sort. Yes Apple could move to another manufacturer when the agreement is up but that won’t happen overnight.

    • http://twitter.com/dtg295 Jon

      They would be investigated by the DoJ and international bodies if they decided to cut off shipments with chips or anything of the sort. Yes Apple could move to another manufacturer when the agreement is up but that won’t happen overnight.

    • Ian Troy Alvaran

      It won’t be easy to look for another chip manufacturer. They tried to do that before with TSMC but they weren’t able to meet Apple’s requirements. Samsung has the most advanced microprocessor facility in the world (aside from Intel, but they only make x86 processors) so I guess Apple is stuck with Samsung

    • Ian Troy Alvaran

      Try to read this: http://www.slashgear.com/samsung-keeps-apple-a6-contract-despite-tsmc-bid-says-exec-17188381/

  • Blah

    Apple needs to grow up and get over themselves. They have lost the mobile market. Everything they make looks the same. Their OS is boring and old.

  • Liquidrain7

    Rather than innovate, Apple would rather spend its time suing a competitor’s product. Sounds like Apple is hearing footsteps… Companies tend to sue on infringement when they feel they are loosing the battle on innovation… just my two cents.

    • AppleFUD

      Their original “innovation” of the iPhone was to basically copy several other ideas and merge them into a device, thus we haven’t seen any further “innovation” because Apple can’t innovate. The Mac OS came from Xerox pretty much and have they innovated there? Nope! Just took BSD and threw some Macish eye-candy on top of it.

      People need to realize Apple doesn’t innovate. They develop interesting products based on other ideas that they copy and are great at marketing them.

  • Liquidrain7

    Rather than innovate, Apple would rather spend its time suing a competitor’s product. Sounds like Apple is hearing footsteps… Companies tend to sue on infringement when they feel they are loosing the battle on innovation… just my two cents.

  • Kennolan

    OMG, What if one car looked like another, or a house, or a spoon …whatever apple….your being a little insecure. Make a great product and make Itunes more friendly and you would not have to fear Android so much.

  • Robert

    I hope samsung does tell them to go diaf delaying the release of their failurephone5 by another year.

  • Mr Zuloo

    Oh yeah cause a black square is so innovative! I’m sure Samsung has plenty of patents to counter suit, I’m sure they will settle and nothing will change. Apple needs to stop being such block heads. If their closed system is not working, has never worked, and will never work then maybe they need to make some changes.

  • Mr Zuloo

    Oh yeah cause a black square is so innovative! I’m sure Samsung has plenty of patents to counter suit, I’m sure they will settle and nothing will change. Apple needs to stop being such block heads. If their closed system is not working, has never worked, and will never work then maybe they need to make some changes.

  • Josuemoralesc

    When people see my Samsung Vibrant a GALAXY S phone for the first time they always think it’s an iPhone.

  • Josuemoralesc

    When people see my Samsung Vibrant a GALAXY S phone for the first time they always think it’s an iPhone.

    • Rcentros

      Except you can actually make calls with it, right?

  • Robert

    “This is the year of the copycats, they cannot compete with us in performance, price or form factor….and if they can….WE WILL SUE THEM!!!…”

    • AppleFUD

      lol

      maybe Samsung or Google should sue Apple for having folders and “multitasking” on the iphone since Android was there first.

    • AppleFUD

      lol

      maybe Samsung or Google should sue Apple for having folders and “multitasking” on the iphone since Android was there first.

  • Robert

    “This is the year of the copycats, they cannot compete with us in performance, price or form factor….and if they can….WE WILL SUE THEM!!!…”

  • Mark

    Look and feel lawsuits are so 1980s. Thrown out in the famous Visicalc vs Lotus 123 case years ago. Surrey Apple, time to think different.

  • Rcentros

    This just in! Sumerians violated Apple’s “rectangular with rounded corners” patents when it developed the Cuneiform Tablet communication device. Apple’s patent troll lawyers in a tizzy!

    http://awesomescreenshot.com/001blw828

  • KingOfBuka

    I wouldn’t have cared about this if they didn’t mention the Galaxy Tab! This is grade A retarded (A for Apple), I mean Steve Jobs went out of his way to say 7″ tablet form factor wouldn’t work, and Apple doesn’t make anything with a 7″ display and probably never will, no one has ever mistaken my Galaxy Tab for any Apple product.

    Apple is a dirty company, run by dirty people.

  • John

    Lets take a closer look
    Samsung F700 vs Iphone
    http://i.imgur.com/aLGOQ.jpg

  • Design2000ad

    samsung any day are better!

  • KevinW42

    Oh man, you mean I can sue someone if his girlfriend looks hotter then mine? Damn, whats the next frivelous crap they keep coming up with?