On Friday, Apple reportedly filed for lawsuit against Samsung for “copyright infringement” in the development and production of their Galaxy tablet and phones. Apple is seeking punitive damages which could certainly be a whole lot, since their Galaxy products have generated over 11 million units sold since their release last year.
Although Samsung’s products are Android based, Apple feels as though they infringe on their iPad patents, and they claim that the Galaxy phone resembles the iPhone too much.
Apple has not officially released (nor has the courts) the amount of damages they are seeking in their suit, but experts are suggesting that Apple may tell Samsung to pull their devices off of the market.
Kristin Huguet, a spokeswoman for Apple Inc., said that “We need to protect Apple’s intellectual property when people steal our ideas”.
More information to follow as story develops. In the meantime, let us know if you’ve used the android based Galaxy, is it better than the iPad tablet?