Fresh Apple lawsuits target 15 Samsung gadgets
Design ethos nicked, allegedly
Apple is having another go at Samsung, telling a German court that it thinks ten of the South Korean giant's phones ape its established design language.
It's going after five Samsung tablets too, in a separate action.
The iPhone maker wants the Dusseldorf Regional Court to ban the allegedly offending gadgets from sale, Bloomberg reports.
Among the handsets Apple claims took their design cues from its own products: the Galaxy S Plus and the Galaxy S II.
The tablet-centric suit targets various Galaxy Tab models, including the 10.1N, introduced by Samsung in November 2011 to bypass a ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1. This despite being told by the Dusseldorf court that Apple is unlikely to prevail in a case against the 10.1N. ®
Although I am loath to put something I love and Apple together, this just reminds me of the 1st series of Red Dwarf where the cat was played like a cat and he was going around marking his territory:
Black - That's mine
Rounded corners - That's mine
Buttons - That's mine
icons - That's mine too
in fact everything around here is mine and you monkey boys better keep off it
For f**k's sake..
For f**k's sake, give it a rest Apple.
Jesus Christ, Apple
Just FUCK OFF already, you total arseclowns
FFS, if they put the same energy into actually creating shit as they do lawyering at the people who do... (as opposed to recombining existing shit in slightly different ways and putting a faux brushed aluminium PNG on it)
On the up side, though, it makes me REALLY want to buy Samsung gear if it has Apple in this much of a hissy fit... Samsung may as well give their marketing dept the rest of the year off, it's being done for them!