Sources: WSJ, PC Magazine
quote: despite being a different size, having different back decals, and different ports.
quote: The only thing that looks different is that Apple has no background color to their logo while Samsung uses purple.
quote: But it's not like the color matters to anyone either.
quote: The thing that bothers me the most is that no one really gives a shit what it looks like so long as they know it's music.
quote: Apple is required to sue over icons and designs under trademark and trade dress law
quote: Third claim: Federal trademark infringement under 15 U.S.C. § 1114
quote: Apple wants an exorbitant $2.525B USD from Samsung
quote: How about Samsung sue Apple for making a phone period, since Samsung has been making phones for many many years.
quote: The judge told the jury that Samsung destroyed evidence that might have been pertinent to the case.
quote: Apple demands $2.5B USD from Samsung
quote: Samsung sought a 2.4 percent royalty
quote: a smartphone whose hardware beats Apple's flagship iPhone 4S in nearly every category.
quote: Apple attorney Josh Krevitt sums up his company's plight, remarking, "Samsung is always one step ahead, launching another product and another product."
quote: The trademarks encompass largely deal with the look of certain icons -- such as a white email envelop on a blue background. The patents cover a host of software features such as slide to unlock and multi-touch, as well as the "look" of the iPad and iPhone.
quote: A UK court recently found that most of these patents were invalid due to prior art.
quote: It forced Apple to print a public apology to Samsung acknowledging that Samsung did not "steal" the look of the iPad with its Galaxy Tab
quote: Apple wants an exorbitant $2.525B USD from Samsung ($2B USD of which represents profits from devices)
quote: These provisions would surely provide a nice padding to Apple's already industry-leading profits, and help it overcome its product design difficulties .
quote: Samsung sought a 2.4 percent royalty from Apple on its 3G patents in the U.S., a proposal that is also slightly outlandish , given that it's grossly above the industry standard for licensing fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) patents.