And you thought these lawsuits couldn't get any more iPad, Apple is now going after Samsung's accessories.. After accusing Samsung of " " the and
It's sent a notice of infringement to Samsung in Australia about the company's covers for its smart phones and tablets. Oh, and it'll be pursuing legal action. Merry Christmas!
Apple's lawyer Stephen Burley said this at a hearing in Sydney, Bloomberg reports. Samsung's lawyer Katrina Howard confirmed at the same hearing the company was served with the notice, accusing it of infringing at least 10 patents. We like to imagine she was giving Burley the evils too.
Neither lawyer revealed exactly which case Apple is up in arms about, but Samsung did find itself in Galaxy Tab 10.1 that closely resembled the Smart Cover for the iPad 2. Samsung had apparently approved the case, but then announced it had nothing to do with it, and the product was pulled before going on sale.earlier this year. Accessory company Anymode announced a Smart Case for the
Apple accused Samsung of being a copycat tablets to be sold., succeeding in banning sales of its products in . Samsung , but then just a couple of weeks ago a judge , allowing Samsung's Galaxy and
Despite all this, the two are still next iPhone. Given the vast scale of their manufacturing contracts, these lawsuits -- which have had negligible effect on consumers -- seem deeply petty. Just what is Apple playing at here?on the
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