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Monday, July 30, 2012

Apple-Samsung Patent Trial : What the fight is all about

The Patent trials between Apple and Samsung reached a new climax in the US on Monday. The trial could decide the future of the smartphone and tablet industry as Apple has accused Samsung of slavishly copying the design of its prized iPad and iPhone.

Here’s a look at what each side is accusing the other of:

Apple’s arguments

Apple claims that Samsung has violated three of its patents: actionable linking, slide-to-unlock, and touch screen word suggestion. If found guilty, Samsung would be forced to remove these features from its devices.
Apple also claims that Samsung ripped the ‘feel’ of the iPhone, meaning the rectangular shape with rounded corners. The Cupertino giant wants more than $2.5 billion in damages from Samsung for these alleged violations.

Samsung’s Argument

The South Korean tech giant is not going to give up without a fight. Samsung has claimed that Apple copying the design for the iPhone from Sony.

Samsung also show the evidence to Jurors, claim that in the end of 2006, before Apple released iPhone in January 2007, Samsung had developed a next-generation handsets which called the F700, this new generation of mobile phone is simple, have rounded rectangular body and the screen almost fills the entire body, the whole front is a single button.

The experts said that although Apple demands the huge compensation, but the real purpose is to delay the Samsung footsteps to fight for more time for the iPhone5 release in October. According to Bloomberg, the U.S. District Court Judge, Jury selection was set to make a ruling about Apple and Samsung, which accuse each other of copying patents for smartphones and tablets.

Lamely, The law professor of Stanford University School, said, "All parties involved in the smart phone wars will eventually reconciliation." However Michael Yoshikami, the Destination Wealth Management chief executive, said : "Apple fight the lawsuit to delay the Samsung, to gain time until the iPhone5 release in October".
In fact, as the official phone of the 2012 Olympics at London, Samsung Galaxy S III Sales Hit 10 Million in two months. There is no doubt that it has become the hottest smartphone in the world. So Apple has a lot of work cut out if it wants the sixth generation iPhone to beat Galaxy S3. Maybe this is a way to achieve the objective.

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