Apple has recently filed a new complaint in the trial against Samsung, claiming that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy S II violate its intellectual property rights.
The Cupertino-based company has also accused Samsung of copying two of its touch-sensitive panel technologies and another graphical user interface software patent. But that is not all, Apple also stated in the complaint that Samsung had breached five of its design patents and four trade dress applications, eWeek Europe reports.
Apple and Samsung are fierce rivals in court, but they are also good business partners. Despite the long-lasting feud between them and the fact that Apple’s products compete directly against Samsung’s, the American company purchases components from Samsung. Actually Apple bought parts from Samsung worth $6 billion last year.
The legal battle between the two companies started when Apple filed a suit against Samsung accusing the company of having copied the iPhone and iPad design to use in its own products.
“[...] Samsung chose to copy Apple’s technology, user interface and innovative style in these infringing products,” Apple stated in the 38-page suit.
Shortly after, Samsung filed its own complaint on patent infringement grounds against Apple.
Apple’s lawyers must indeed be very busy since Apple has currently three active cases with Samsung, HTC and Motorola.