Apple has filed a lawsuit against South Korean electronics group Samsung alleging its mobile phones and tablet computer are a copy of its iPhone and iPad.
The case against Samsung was filed by Apple on Friday at the US District Court for the Northern District in California but details were not released until Tuesday when the Wall Street Journal obtained a copy of the file.
Apple is alleging Samsung has breached several Apple patents and trademarks, saying: “Samsung’s Galaxy Tab computer tablet slavishly copies a combination of several elements of the Apple Product Configuration Trade Dress.”
Examples cited in the lawsuit include patent infringement such as core technology and aesthetics. Apple moreover draws attention to the arrangement of icons and packaging similarities between the Galaxy phones and the iPhone saying they violate patents issued in 2009 and 2010.