Apple’s feud with Samsung will surely continue to grow as neither company seems to be ready to come to an agreement. And since last year’s legal battle didn’t end well for Apple, Steve Jobs’ pride has decided backing down isn’t the right strategy. As a result, Apple initiated a new legal battle against Samsung.
As Bloomberg writes, Apple is struggling to obtain a court order to block the “alleged infringement in smartphones such as Samsung’s Galaxy S II Skyrocket and Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch, which use Google’s Android Os, and Samsung Galaxy 4.0 and 5.0 media players.
A complaint filed by Apple early February in federal court in San Jose, California, read: “Samsung has systematically copied Apple’s innovative technology and products, features and designs and has deluged markets with infringing devices in an effort to usurp market share from Apple”.
So far, Apple hasn’t managed to obtain a clear victory in its patent warfare or attempt to get Android and Samsung to admit using its technologies without approval. In December 2011, Apple failed in obtaining a court order for a similar request. Back then, Apple required a court order to block sales of Samsung’s 4G smartphone and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet.
Apple’s early February court complaint read: ““Despite that lawsuit, Samsung has continued to flood the market with copycat products, including at least 18 new infringing products released over the last eight months”.
Samsung continues to defend itself against Apple’s legal blows. Samsung spokesman Nam Ki Yung said today that the company continues to assert its “intellectual property right and defend against Apple’s claims to ensure our continued innovation and growth in the mobile communications business”.
In their cut throat competition, Apple and Samsung are involved in at least 30 lawsuits against each other, and it looks that this will not be the end. Particularly since Apple’s feud with Samsung involves more than just the patent and copy cat design allegations.
Independent patent expert Florian Meuller, explained for Reuters, that although “Google cannot deny its undivided responsibility for any infringement findings”, he is “absolutely certain that … for the preliminary injunction motion the Galaxy Nexus was singled out because it’s so new and important”.