19 Apr '11, 12am

Apple slaps Samsung with a suit, alleging the Galaxy phone, Tab infringe on iPhone, iPad patents

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple filed a lawsuit claiming Samsung's Galaxy phones and Galaxy Tab tablet computers are infringing patents and the trademarked look of the iPhone and iPad. Apple said Samsung is infringing patents related to the way the Galaxy devices operate, including the use of hand gestures on the screen, as well as patents on the color and rectangular shape of the iPhone and iPad. The Galaxy phones and tablet, which use Google's Android operating system, were specifically designed to copy Apple products, Apple said. "It's no coincidence that Samsung's latest products look a lot like the iPhone and iPad, from the shape of the hardware to the user interface and even the packaging," said a spokesman for Apple. "This kind of blatant copying is wrong, and we need to protect Apple's intellectual property when companies steal our ideas." The suit was filed as Apple lawyers...

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