Apple Demands to Ban Samsung Products in U.S.
This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 5, 2011.
Apple lodged a cease and desist order against Samsung, demanding the company to halt output of four of its devices, as the two companies intensify their ongoing courtroom conflict.
The California based company lays claims that Samsung breaches four of its patents in the design of Samsung’s Galaxy S 4G, Infuse 4G, Droid Charge and Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. So Apple intends to keep the South Korean handset manufacturer from importation of these devices in the U.S by filing an injunction against them.
Apple asserts that Samsung mimicked its devices, the iPhone and the iPad, deliberately to befuddle users into buying their devices.
“The message that Samsung conveys to consumers with its imitative smartphone design is simple: ‘It’s just like an iPhone,’” Apple’s claim read. “Samsung’s Galaxy 10.1 tablet sends a similar message: ‘It’s just like an iPad.’” Samsung rejected these claims that it replicated Apple’s designs and stated it will go forward with selling its devices unless legally kept from doing so.
“Samsung believes there is no legal basis for this motion,” said the company in a statement. “We will continue to serve our customers, and sales of Samsung products will proceed as usual. Samsung will continue to actively defend and protect our intellectual property to ensure our continued innovation and growth in the mobile communication business.”
Samsung and Apple have been swopping legal swashes since April, when Apple earlier claimed Samsung’s devices imitated Apple’s. Samsung struck back with the same case in the U.S. and in other countries around the world. Samsung took similar actions against Apple, seeking to forbid the iPhone and iPad in the U.S. because it considers that Apple copied its designs.
The legal issue will probably keep on going between the two companies as the interests of the progressively competitive mobile market grow higher.