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  (Source: ibtimes)
Samsung files lawsuits in three countries, citing 10 patent violations

Earlier this week, we reported that Apple filed a lawsuit against Samsung for copying certain design aspects of its popular iPhone. "Samsung chose to copy Apple's technology, user interface and innovative style in these infringing products," Apple claimed in the lawsuit.

Unfazed by Apple's lawsuit, Samsung responded that Apple was in fact infringing on some of its patents, adding, "Samsung will respond actively to this legal action taken against us through appropriate legal measures to protect our intellectual property." 

Samsung is now backing up those words with some legal action of its own. The company has filed lawsuits in South Korea, Japan, and Germany citing ten cases of patent infringement by Apple.

Samsung added that this legal action will "ensure our continued innovation and growth in the mobile communications business."

According to Reuters, Samsung claims that Apple is violating its patents related to "power reduction during data transmission, 3G technology for reducing errors during data transmission, and wireless data communication technology."

Apple and Samsung are close business partners, and Apple is currently Samsung's second largest customer. Thanks to strong sales of the iPad and iPhone, Reuters expects Apple to become Samsung's largest customer during 2011.

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RE: Samsung's MO
By semiconshawn on 4/24/2011 3:31:04 AM , Rating: 2
In some sense, it’s sweet revenge for the exploitation Korea endured under colonial rule by the Japanese Empire before and during World War II.

Yeah korea really sticking it to Japan.... Seriously a tech win is in no way a pay back for occupation. Thousands died and this is sweet revenge? Ask the families of the dead if they feel vindicated by Samsung.

RE: Samsung's MO
By nstott on 4/25/2011 2:42:46 PM , Rating: 3
Nice straw man argument. Note that I said, "In some sense..." and that I referred to "exploitation" during the occupation in the context of business. I did not mention comfort women, murder, systematic rape, medical experiments, expressing the fat out of people to make soap, etc and that a tech win somehow made up for everything. Given all that was done to them, do you really expect that the Koreans are out to get an eye for an eye? What was done was done to the Korean part of my family, and I take it very seriously. I'll just say that my Korean colleagues considered my understanding of Japan and what they did to Korea as being "highly enlightened." My point in saying what I did was to show justification for what Korea has been doing to Japan in more recent history rather than painting Japan as a sympathetic victim. Your reading comprehension and argumentative skills are lacking to say the least, babosaeggiya.

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