Apple vs. Samsung

4633 Words19 Pages
Legal Case Review Apple vs. Samsung by Michel Andreas Kroeze BIA512 A legal case review submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of BACHELOR OF ARTS IN INTERACTIVE ANIMATION At SAE Institute Amsterdam 29/04/2013 Word count: 4332 Table of contents 1. Legal Case Front page……………………………………………………………………..3 2. The Parties………………………………………………………………………………….4 3. The Lawsuit……………………………………………………………………...………....6 4. Apple’s Arguments ………………………………………………………………..………9 5. Samsung’s Arguments………………………………………………………………..…..18 7. Final Ruling and Conclusions…………………………………...……………........……26 8. Bibliography……………………….…….…….………………..………………………...28 2 1. Legal Case Front page HAROLD J. MCELHINNY (CA SBN 66781) HMcElhinny@mofo.com…show more content…
Instead of pursuing independent product development, Samsung has chosen to slavishly copy Apple’s innovative technology, distinctive user interfaces, and elegant and distinctive product and packaging design, in violation of Apple’s valuable intellectual property 7 rights. As alleged below in detail, Samsung has made its Galaxy phones and computer tablet work and look like Apple’s products through widespread patent and trade dress infringement. Samsung has even misappropriated Apple’s distinctive product packaging.” 8 4. Apple’s Arguments Apple accused the following products, which Samsung important into or sold in the U.S., of infringing one or more of Apple’s Intellectual Property Rights: Samsung Captivate Continuum Vibrant Galaxy S 4G Epic 4G Indulge Mesmerize Showcase Fascinate Nexus S Gem Transform Intercept Acclaim Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet Apple’s lawyers claimed that rather than being innovative and develop its own technology and unique Samsung stile for its products, Samsung chose to copy Apple’s technology, user interface, and innovative style in these infringing products. According to Apple, the copying went so far that the Samsung Galaxy products appear to be actual Apple products. They argued that the smartphones have the same rectangular shape with rounded corners, silver edging, a flat surface face

More about Apple vs. Samsung

Open Document