Apple Inc, Samsung Electronics Set for Court Showdown

samsung_galaxy_tabIs South Korean firm Samsung‘s Galaxy smartphones and tablets mimicking Apple‘s iPhone and iPad designs? The Steve Jobs-led American company thinks so.

Apple Inc filed a case against Samsung Electronics late last week for what the iPad-maker calls “blatant copying” of its famous tablet and smartphone’s design and other features, including icons on screen. “Samsung has made its Galaxy phones and computer tablet work and look like Apple’s products through widespread patent and trade dress infringement,” Apple said in the suit filed Friday. “Apple seeks to put a stop to Samsung’s illegal conduct and obtain compensation for the violations that have occurred thus far.” Apple is seeking redress from 16 alleged wrongdoings by Samsung, including 10 patent infringement charges.

Samsung, which is touted as Apple’s fiercest competitor in the tablet market, has vowed to fight the suit through “appropriate legal measures” in order to protect its own intellectual property rights. “Samsung’s development of core technologies and strengthening our intellectual property portfolio are keys to our continued success,” the South Korean company said in a statement.