In a tit-for-tat strategy, Samsung files a complaint against Apple with the US International Trade Commission

In a tit-for-tat strategy, Samsung files a complaint against Apple with the US International Trade Commission
In a tit-for-tat game, Samsung has filed a complaint against Apple with the United States International Trade Commission, asking for an investigation into "certain Mobile Electronic Devices, Including Wireless Communication Devices, Portable Music and Data Processing Devices, and Tablet Computer”, which it could have just referred to as iDevices, since we all know who is this aimed towards.

Not much else is known at this point, but it seems to be a countermove for what Apple did by filing in South Korea on the 22nd of June, after Samsung was denied access to the next iPhone and iPad, but Apple was denied banning Samsung's newest gadgets from being sold in the US last week.

The game is heating up, especially with Apple trying to drop Samsung's components supply like a bad habit, or at least diversify by moving to the TSMC foundry, in light of these legal tussles.

source: SamsungHub

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12 Comments

1. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Hmm. I wonder what specifically they want the government to investigate?

2. Eingild

Posts: 203; Member since: Apr 19, 2011

Me too. I didn't get it at all. Lol

3. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

One word: the ichip. Lol.

4. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

*delete post*

5. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Grrrr....

6. Gizmos unregistered

Apple suing Samsung is not b/c Samsung copies the look of iphone, but it is b/c Samsung make Nexus S and about to make Amazon tablet (rumors). Apple see it as a threat. Look at HTC, which make the Nexus 1, sue by Apple (still no solutions). Android become larger by volume, of course, always be a threat to Apple. Look at Apple try to sue Nokia, which in the industry for years; In the end, Apple have to settle outside court (Nokia win, btw). Samsung in the industry for years, Apple seriously have no base on this case. Period.

7. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Oh really? Then why didn't Apple sue Moto for their xoom, RIM for their playbook, Htc for their tablet, and HP for their touchpad? As for Apple vs Nokia lawsuit. The details were never published as to what terms both parties agreed upon. I'm sure it's a win-win for both, so don't say that Apple lost on that one because the court never said that Apple lost, and there's no article either that said that Apple lost. There was a court settlement between the two.

8. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Because even Apple's not stupid enough to claim that a Honeycomb tablet can be mistaken at all for an iPad, nor are they stupid enough to make any patent claims about tablet PCs when tabs have been around for years.

9. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

exactly but samsungs products look a lot like Apple's. When I saw the first galaxy s it looks very similar. Even the music app has the itunes logo on it.

10. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

In simpler words. The others did not blatantly copy iDevices as Sammy did. As for your side comment that tabs have been around for years. Which tabs are you referring to that shook the mobile tech industry back to their drawing boards?

11. guest89 unregistered

and apple never copied anyone hmm lets have a look at ios 5 huh...everyone copies everyone one way or another..and no its not a win win situation with apple and nokia..apple clearly lost but obviously no apple hooligan will ever admit...nokia gets a big lump of money and also will get money from every iphone sold in the future...looks very much like a nokia won.

12. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Innovating, improving, inspired, influenced, are different from merely copying. Know the difference. Apple did not lose to Nokia. You like to think that Apple lost. There was a settlement. Unless you can tell us what the details of the settlement of course, then I might change my mind. No article posted that Apple lost that case. Nokia will be getting money from Apple alright. But in the fair amount that Apple was willing to pay them under FRAND rules initially. Not the overpriced amount and conditions that Nokia was asking in the beginning. You wanted to miss that part out now, didn't you? :)

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