Apple Sues Samsung Over an Idea Rip-Off Allegation

Apple has filed a copyright infringement suit against competitor, Samsung Inc. Apple claims that Samsung has in its Galaxy S, and Galaxy Tab technology embodied a lot of Apple’s product ideas.

A rip-off?

A rip-off? (Image courtesy:


According to the 38-page suit filed by Apple in the U.S. District Court of Northern California, Samsung, instead of coming up with a totally unique concept for its smart phones and tablets chose the convenient path of using Apple’s user interface, look, product design, packaging, among others. Proving its allegations further, Apple publicly showcased the similarities in iPhone 3GS model, released in June 2009, and Galaxy S i9000 model, released in March 2010. The similarities were also observed in the above mentioned parameters.

Point the similarities!

Point the similarities! (Image courtesy: Engadget)


The effects of Apple’s legal turmoil with Samsung may last for a while longer. Apparently, some of Apple’s products use microchips made by Samsung. As well as, the memory chips used in Apple’s MacBook Pro computer line are by Samsung. If Apple chooses to continue its tussle with Samsung, it would probably have to look elsewhere for its needs.

Several research firms in the vicinity, who’ve been closely observing the legal fiasco, believe this to be Apple’s insecurity over growing competition in the space it once dominated.

Published Date: Apr 19, 2011 10:11 am | Updated Date: Apr 19, 2011 10:11 am