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Samsung to Avoid Future Lawsuits with Apple; More Cautious About Smartphone Design

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by Erica Thinesen
, 20 Oct 2011News

Samsung revealed that it has designed the latest Galaxy Nexus in such a way that Apple has no chance of filing a lawsuit against it.

According to an articleon The Inquirer, the Yonhap news agency ran a story that claims Samsung has designed a new smartphone that it does not resemble the Apple device. Apple has been repeatedly accusing Samsung of copying its product designs in courts around the globe.

The legal battle, which started in California court room, has spread to Australia, France, the Netherlands, Germany and Korea.

“Now we will avoid everything we can and take patents very seriously. We will see if (the Galaxy Nexus) will be 100 percent free [from lawsuits]," said president of Samsung’s mobile division, Shin Jong-kyun. He also indicated that the patent battle between Apple has only started and will continue for a long time to come.

Samsung recently filed lawsuits against the iPhone 4S in France a day after the company launched the device.“I think it is just a start and (the lawsuits) will last for a considerable time. I don't think there is much gain (from lawsuits against Apple). What we are losing is the pride in our brand,” he added.

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