Samsung sues Apple in Korea , Japan and Germany
Samsung has filed a law suit against Apple regarding patent infringements in 3 countries. This happens after Apple sued Samsung last week in San Francisco, regarding copying the look and feel of Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab.
Samsung said they would respond back actively to the Apple’s lawsuit filed against them. Samsung has filed five patent infringements law suits, two in Tokyo and three in German city of Mannheim. This is regarding the communications standards in the iPhone and iPad says Korean news paper Joongang Daily.
Regarding the law suit, Samsung said
Samsung is responding actively to the legal action taken against us in order to protect our intellectual property and to ensure our continued innovation and growth in the mobile communications business
Both Apple and Samsung have a good business relationship. Apple was Samsung’s largest client in the smart phone market last year with $142 billion revenue. Samsung supplies LCD panels and Semiconductors for Apple .
Samsung launched its Galaxy tab and Galaxy S phone last year the rival to Apple’s iPad and iPhone. This might have affected the sales of iPad and iPhone by little, but Apple still leads the tablet market. Gartner predicts Apple would sell 48 million iPads this year.