(The Hosting News) – On Friday, Apple filed suit against Samsung, claiming that the company’s Galaxy tablets infringed upon Apple’s patents.
The lawsuit failed to specify damages sought, but stated, “Rather than innovate and develop its own technology and a unique Samsung style for its smartphone products and computer tablets, Samsung chose to copy Apple’s technology, user interface and innovative style in these infringing products.”
Despite running on the Android System, Apple alleged that the galaxy tables are too similar to the iPhone. Some analysts speculate that Apple’s move could seek to remove the Galaxy tables from store shelves.
Samsung responded to the suit by stating, “Samsung will respond actively to this legal action taken against us through appropriate legal measures to protect our intellectual property”.
Filing the lawsuit could also represent a pre-emptive strike against other technology manufacturers that may seek to be too similar to Apple. It’s just the latest in many over the past years between sparring technology providers. Last year, Microsoft went after Google, alleging that some of its Android-based apps were infringements. In a similar case, Nokia sued Apple in 2009.
Interestingly enough, Samsung is also one of Apple’s largest providers for RAM and processors. Apple is currently in the process of suing Amazon as well.
The Samsung Galaxy Tablet was released for various cellphone providers late last year and has sold over two million units worldwide.