Apple vs Samsung Patent Dispute Gets Taken to South Korea


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Thou Shalt Not Copy Our Design! says Apple

As if Apple’s patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung weren’t enough here in the states, Apple is now suing Samsung in South Korea as well (via Apple Insider).

According to Apple, a handful of Samsung’s smartphones and tablets copy their hardware and UI design. Samsung is an Apple supplier. In a statement by Apple Korea, the company said, “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.”

Stateside, Apple has requested that Samsung show the products that allegedly infringe. Samsung asked the same, wanting to see the iPad 3 and iPhone 5, but the courts did not allow it.

Doesn’t look like they are playing nice.

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