The court battle that Apple and Samsung are locked into doesn’t seem to have an end in sight.
Apple won the first lawsuit in late August, as Samsung was judged to have copied defining elements from the iPhone and incorporated them into their smartphones. There was an immediate call for a ban on many Samsung products, and billions of dollars were demanded in compensation. Apple has steadily been adding to the list of models that they feel are infringing their copyrights, and their list has now expanded to include the Galaxy S3, Samsung’s flagship smartphone. Furthermore, Android is also in Apple’s sites, as the operating system is also said to be infringing Apple’s copyrights. In fact, some Samsung phones don’t have any design copyright infringements; it’s only the OS that’s in the wrong, and updating Android in those phones is all that takes to make them legal and copyright-free.
Samsung, of course, is worried about this turn of events. The Samsung Galaxy has started to out-sell the iPhone and Samsung feels that this lawsuit is simply Apple’s roundabout way of trying to get their market share back. Ironically, the iPhone 5 is actually being targeted by Samsung in a similar lawsuit. Samsung has for long talked about how unfair it is that Apple has a copyright not only on function and design, but also in the way a phone looks. Samsung representatives claim that it is ludicrous that Apple has a monopoly on “rectangles with rounded corners” and in face of this renewed attack by Apple have requested a new hearing to try to defend their case once more.