Patent wars: Apple attacks Samsung in Japan
Fly into the rising sun... Apple, suing everyone
Another day, another tech giant starts a patent lawsuit.
Still deep in a fight with Samsung in Germany and Australia over whether its Galaxy phone and tablet range infringes iPad patents – a lawsuit which has delayed the release of the tablet in Australia and saw the Galaxy Tab dramatically pulled from shelves at German Trade Fair IFA last weekend – Apple have opened up a new front against Samsung by suing them in Japan.
The Japanese lawsuit just filed with the Tokyo District Court concerns the Galaxy S phone and its resemblance to the iPhone. Apple launched the first of its several lawsuits against the Galaxy phone in California back in April when it described the Android device as a "slavish" copy of the iPhone, which copied Apple's technology, user interface and style.
We imagine the Japanese lawsuit will bring similar charges, though Apple haven't released the exact patents that it claims have been infringed.
The definite upshot will be lots of legal fees. ®
...if Apple spent more time innovating and creating new stuff rather than re-hashing the same idea over and over and over... (iPhone, 3G, 3GS, 4 and I suspect 5 having basically never changed the UI or basic design) then they wouldn't need to sue all their competitors for having the gumption to actually innovate and produce better products...
Someone should sue them for being anticompetitive and for treating their customers like moneybags! These patent wars are doing absolutely nothing for the consumer except retard the development of new stuff at better prices. Thanks Apple... for nothing.
I suspect that Apple are carrying out this policy of sueing Samsung as a way of delaying the introduction of the Tab. Nothing to do with patents or anything, just a way of stopping a competitor from introducing a new product. All anti-competitive but without it being obvious.
To anyone who has seen Android and iOS homescreens and the different dimensions, aspect ratio and shaped home button will know Crapple don't have a leg to stand on, they're running scared now the iPhone beaters are coming.
The GS2 is entirely superior to the iPhone 4 in every way, it make the iPhone feel like a decades old housebrick and one think they know this