Apple Hits Samsung With Smartphone IP Suit

Law360, New York (June 24, 2011, 3:41 PM EDT) -- Apple Inc. reportedly accused rival Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. of patent infringement in South Korea on Friday, the latest move in a heated battle between the two over the rights to smartphone technology.

Apple filed a complaint in the Seoul Central District Court, alleging its Korean competitor infringed multiple patents with sales of its Galaxy mobile phones and Galaxy Tab tablet computer, the Korea JoongAng Daily newspaper reported.

The suit is the latest twist in a patent infringement war that spans at least four countries, as...
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