Samsung Sues Apple In U.S. Federal Court

Samsung Sues Apple In U.S. Federal Court

Lest it be construed that they were afraid to go head-to-head with Apple on domestic shores, Samsung has just filed suit against Cupetino in United States federal court, claiming that Apple is infringing upon ten of their patents concerning “fundamental innovations that increase mobile device reliability, efficiency and quality, and improve user interface in mobile handsets and other products.”

For those who haven’t been keeping up, Apple sued Samsung on April 18th for ripping off Apple’s iconic iPhone design, not just in overview but in some pretty shocking particulars.

Apple said at that time that “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.”

Samsung’s response was, of course, to get the vapors and shout out “Well, I never!” for all the world to hear. Then they countersued in South Korea, Germany and Japan over the same ten patents.

“Samsung is continuing to respond actively to the legal action taken against us,” the company said.

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