In an attempt to ensure that it keeps complete control over the market for smartphones and tablet PCs, Apple Inc. is doing every bit for making the ground slippery for its competitors, though the latest claim by the entity may well come out as indisputable. Apple has sued rival, Samsung Electronics claiming that Samsung’s Galaxy line of mobile phones and tablet “slavishly” copies the iPhone and iPad, according to the filing.
Galaxy products use Google’s Android operating system, the lawsuit says, which directly competes with Apple’s mobile software. However, Apple’s claims against Samsung focus on Galaxy’s design features, such as the look of its screen icons. The lawsuit that was filed on Friday, alleges that Samsung violated Apple’s patents and trademarks. “This kind of blatant copying is wrong,” Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet said in a statement.
None of the Samsung officials was available for a comment.
John Jackson, an analyst with CCS Insight, said Samsung is essentially Apple’s only real tablet competitor at this stage. “It’s clear that they do not intend to let Apple run away with the category,” Jackson said. Reportedly, Apple is bringing 16 claims against Samsung, including unjust enrichment, trademark infringement and 10 patent claims.
Nothing can match the excitement; one tends to feel while witnessing the battle between these Tech giants who are taking the world by storm with such great innovations every alternative day. One only hopes that this continues or in other words, technology means nothing if it’s not fresh the 25th hour.