Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Apple adds Samsung Galaxy S4 in the list of Infringed Patents

It seems that the Apple-Samsung war on patents has no end in sight as Apple has added the new Galaxy S4 smartphone to a list of 22 Samsung products the company claims infringe on its iOS patents.

Spencer Chen, senior director of business development at Appcelerator, says Apple is trying to protect its own profit margins and get Samsung products off the shelf. And even if they can make that happen for a short period, it could translate into huge dollars. Chen adds:
"Their mobile businesses are literally living or dying by quarterly earnings calls. It's probably worth it to Apple to proceed with this tactic given the speed and competitiveness of the handset market. Consumers won't care. They just want the best value given the choices they have in front of them at the time."

The ironic part is that to add the S4 to the list Apple filed back in August of last year, they will have to eliminate one of the allegedly infringing devices from the suit. That's because there's only so many infringing devices Apple can name, as per Judge Lucy Koh's request.

On the contrary, Samsung claims Apple products, including its flagship products: the iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod, and Apple TV, infringe on its patents.

( via Mashable | Photo: Gizbot )
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