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Apple Sues Samsung for Patent Violations

By Vincent Chang - on 19 Apr 2011, 8:54am

Apple Sues Samsung for Patent Violations

Another day, another lawsuit on the mobile front. Even with numerous lawsuits pending, including claims against Amazon, HTC and Nokia,  Apple has launched another salvo against its competitors, this time accusing Samsung of patent violations in its line of Galaxy products. These claims appear to center on Samsung's TouchWiz user interface and its purported similarities to iOS. Like many such lawsuits, it's unlikely that we'll see an actual court decision - a settlement of some sort is the usual end result.

Reuters - Galaxy products use Google Inc'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, filed on Friday, alleges Samsung violated Apple's patents and trademarks.

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