Last week after Apple files a legal suit against Samsung for copying iPhone and iPad, and now in response to Apple’s lawsuit, Samsung has counter sued Apple in South Korea, Japan and Germany, alleging it infringed patents related to mobile-communications technologies. I am not surprised by this outcome.
“Samsung is responding actively to the legal action taken against us in order to protect our intellectual property and to ensure our continued innovation and growth in the mobile communications business,”
Apple COO Tim Cook comment about the dispute:
We are Samsung’s largest customer, and Samsung is a very valued component supplier to us.
Separately from this, we felt the mobile communication division of Samsung had crossed the line.
After spending some time trying to work on the issue, we decided to go to the courts
Chang Sea Jin, a business professor at National University of Singapore explains:
Apple is trying to annoy Samsung – they’re throwing a ball at Samsung to keep them in check.
This is strictly business. The typical way to deal with cases like this is to counter sue. It’s not between the management of Samsung and Apple, their lawyers will work it out.
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