Monday, April 25, 2011


Which came first, the patent lawsuit by Apple Incorporated or Sasung Electronics Corporation. The two are playing a tug of war in the court system. Some are calling the recent suit brought on by Samsung as revenge against Apple for their lawsuit.

First, Apple sued Samsung for patient rights violations, then a few days later Samsung returns the favor with a duplicate suit for the same reasons. Samsung is accusing Apple of violating its rights to 10 smartphone and computer patents. The company filed lawsuits Thursday in Seoul, Tokyo and Mannheim, Germany. Apple alleges Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones and tablet computers copy Apple's popular iPad and iPhone.

The recent attacks are just two battles in long war between phone makers. Many suits have been filed with the large phone makers over their patents and with the growing technology; this war seems far from over.