Thou Shalt Not Copy Our Design! says Apple
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.