Authored by:

Apple Sues Samsung Over Galaxy Tab

Authored by: Steven Blum — Apr 19, 2011

Apple has decided to sue Samsung for copying their tablet hardware, software and user interface. Take it away, DailyTelegraph:

“Samsung’s Galaxy Tab computer tablet slavishly copies a combination of several elements of the Apple Product Configuration Trade Dress,” Apple writes in its suit. It notes, additionally, that Samsung’s tablet, like Apple’s, uses a similar rectangular design with rounded corners, similar black border and array of icons. That could indicate other tablet manufacturers, such as Motorola and HTC, can expect lawsuits in the future too.

Slavishly copying. I like that. It's completely over-dramatic.

In the past year and a half, Apple has sued HTC, Nokia, Google, and a few other companies for IP copying.

So are we really to believe that Apple invented all of the following concepts?

  • Clicking on an icon to open an app
  • Touchscreen
  • Icons
  • Alignment in a square array
  • Swipe motion to change screens

Wish I could be in the courtroom when they try to demonstrate this...

Source: Daily Telegraph

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.

2 comments

Write new comment:
  • William Nale May 8, 2011 Link to comment

    I love my Macbook Pro and ipods, but is Apple becoming the new IBM/MS/Harley Davidson with these frivolous lawsuits? I'm really becoming an Android convert with my Android HD2 and the same offending Galaxy Tab as above. No desire to get an IPhone now...

  • Steven Luttrell Apr 19, 2011 Link to comment

    i think steve jobs and co. needs to get their heads out of their asses. so they have some competiion now, so what? not everybody like shit that is designed for retards.