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Samsung Seemingly Unconcerned Over Apple Lawsuit, Hints Dispute Could Continue to Escalate – Mac Rumors

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In an interview with The Wall Street Journal discussing Samsung’s push to embrace Android for its future tablet products, Samsung’s president of mobile communications J.K. Shin notes that the company is seemingly unconcerned over Apple’s lawsuit alleging that Samsung has copied the design and technology of the iPhone and iPad

with its products. Shin does note, however, that the dispute could continue to escalate, although he apparently has not elaborated on potential scenarios.

“We didn’t copy Apple’s design,” Mr. Shin said. “We have used many similar designs over the past years and it [Apple’s allegation] will not be legally problematic.” He suggested the scale of the lawsuit could grow, though he didn’t provide more details.

Apple last week was granted access to unreleased (albeit already announced) Samsung hardware as part of the discovery phase in which Apple’s lawyers build the background for their case. In response, Samsung filed a motion requesting access to Apple’s next-generation iPhone and iPad models, despite the fact that Apple has yet to even acknowledge that such devices exist.


Samsung andApple are of course significant partners in the mobile industry, a relationship that makes the competition between the two firms in the marketplace and in the courtroom all the more interesting.

via Samsung Seemingly Unconcerned Over Apple Lawsuit, Hints Dispute Could Continue to Escalate – Mac Rumors.

Written by Kees Winkel

May 30, 2011 at 16:58

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U.S. ITC to investigate Nokia’s patent case against Apple

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The United States International Trade Commission said Thursday that it will re-investigate patent infringement claims that Nokia filed against Apple in May 2010.In March, an ITC panel ruled that Apple did not infringe on Nokia’s patents related to speech and data transmission, device positioning, and antenna configurations, and this time around it will only examine two of the five patents named in the original case. That’s just a fraction of the patent suits Nokia has filed against the Cupertino-based company, though. Paul Melin, Nokia’s vice president of intellectual property, said Nokia now has 46 patent suits open against Apple as of March, when Nokia claimed the iPhone maker was infringing on seven additional patents. Read

via U.S. ITC to investigate Nokia’s patent case against Apple.

Written by Kees Winkel

May 29, 2011 at 12:35

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