Samsung Files Patent Lawsuits Against Apple in Korea, Japan, Germany


In response to Apple’s lawsuit, which accused the Korean electronics giant, Samsung, of copying the look of the iPhone and iPad, Samsung has filed a suit against Apple over patents related to cellphone transmission technologies.

According to a company spokesperson, Samsung's suits relate to patents for transmission optimization and reduction of power usage during data transmission, 3G technology for reducing date-transmission errors and a method of tethering a mobile phone to a PC to enable the PC to utilize the phone's wireless data connection.

On Monday The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple sued Samsung  over patent infringements relating to the iPhone and iPad. Apple claims Samsung copied the designs found in the Galaxy S series of phones and tablet devices. Apple reportedly accounted for 4 percent of Samsung's revenue last year, or $5.68 billion. This year Apple reportedly becomes the largest Samsung’s client with $7.8 billion in component purchases.

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, April 22, 2011. 11:53

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