Apple and Samsung in another patents fight
Apple Inc. has raised another case against Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. in the path of patent fight. Apple has sued targeting the latest model of Samsung Electronics using Google’s popular Android software. This case may affect other Android based devices as reported by experts.
Apple has reported in the federal court in California to stop the sale of new Galaxy Nexus smartphones using Google’s latest version of Android, i.e. Ice Cream Sandwich. In this case, Apple has said that Samsung is violating four patents in which voice-command search function and to unlock phone by sliding an image is also included. People are expecting these features from Apple as reported by the company.
The launch of Galaxy Nexus has been delayed by the Samsung as it was officially to be launched in October. Samsung delayed its launch in order to pay respect to Apple’s co-founder, Steve Jobs. It is the first phone running on Google’s latest version of Android followed by devices made by other manufacturers such as HTC Corp. and Motorola Mobility. These companies are also in patent disputes with Apple.
“Google cannot deny its undivided responsibility for any infringement findings. A preliminary injunction would not prohibit the sale of a Galaxy nexus just because it’s called Galaxy Nexus or looks like one: it’s all about which patents it infringes on,” said independent patent expert Florian Meuller.
“I am absolutely certain that…for the preliminary injunction motion the Galaxy Nexus was singled out because it’s so new, and important.”
“We continue to assert our intellectual property rights and defend against Apple’s claims to ensure our continued innovation and growth in the mobile communications business,” Samsung said in a statement.
Apple and Samsung are engaged in more than 20 legal fights in at least 10 different countries in addition to the California cases.
The new case in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, is Apple Inc v. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, et a 12-00630.