Business/Finance

Apple files suit against Samsung

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
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Apple Inc. has sued Samsung Electronics Co., saying the South Korean company's Galaxy line of smartphones and tablet computers copy Apple's popular iPad and iPhone.

In a lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court, Apple alleges the product design, user interface and packaging of the Galaxy products "slavishly copy" Apple.

Cupertino-based Apple is seeking an order barring Samsung from infringing on a variety of its patents and trademarks, as well as unspecified damages.

A Samsung spokesman says the company's products are the result of its own research and development. He says Samsung plans to defend itself against Apple's lawsuit.

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