April 23, 2011 by USA Post
IPhone Lawsuit, Samsung Electrics Co. countersued Apple on the iPhone in Cupertino, California-based company IPAD and Friday, a week after Apple smartphones accused the company of South Korean electronics-based and tablets copy their products.
Samsung said in a statement quoted by Reuters that the iPhone and iPad violated 10 patents for Samsung mobile technology, and asked to stop infringing Apple technology and compensate the company.
Samsung, Asia’s largest technology company, said the demands to be presented in South Korea, Japan and Germany, involving 10 alleged patent infringements, especially in 3G technology to minimize errors during the transmission of data, energy saving during data transmission and communication technology for wireless data.
“Samsung is actively responding to legal actions against us to protect our intellectual property and to ensure our continued innovation and growth in the mobile communications business,” said the statement, as reported by Bloomberg Businessweek.
On Friday, Apple filed a lawsuit in U.S. federal court alleging that Samsung had infringed the trademarks and patents of its iPhone and iPad, amid speculation that the rapid increase in rival devices that run on Google’s open Android operating system could threaten the two popular Apple devices.
Operating systems have become a major battleground for companies trying to dominate the global market for smartphones.
Samsung, the manufacturer of mobile devices Galaxy is one of the fastest growing manufacturers of smart phones Android behind the boom and has become more powerful competitor of Apple Tablet PC models in three dimensions.
The legal dispute between the two companies could affect their business relationships, since Apple is based largely on Samsung for the components, including chips for Apple products.
The iPhone and iPad exceptional sales have brought more revenue indirectly for Samsung, including Samsung Apple considers its second largest customer after Japan’s Sony Corp.
The legal battle came just days before the planned launch of Samsung’s new version of its Galaxy S smart phone is on 25 April in Korea. The company aims to sell 60 million smartphones this year.
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