Apple is Trying to Avoid the Competition, Samsung Tells

According to a latest legal filing, Samsung has told a court in California that its competing with Apple and not copying it whereas, Apple is trying to avoid such competition. We take their words.

The legal filing is in response to the Apple legal motion against Samsung over copying its iPhone and iPad products. Samsung products in question are Galaxy S smartphone and Galaxy Tab.

“The Samsung Defendants admit they have not ceased competing with Apple notwithstanding Apple’s efforts to avoid such competition,” the company wrote in its latest filing, as highlighted by Florian Mueller of FOSS Patents.

Apple has gone a step further and even called Samsung “the copyist” but the legal response from Samsung tells the court that Apple feels its copying but in reality, its competition which Apple is trying to avoid.

“Intellectual property and competition are two conflicting goals,” Mueller offered in his analysis. “The question is how to reconcile them. If all copying is allowed, there’s probably a lot of competition, but investment in innovation and the introduction of new products won’t be sufficiently incentivized. Innovators need a certain ‘breathing space’ — but there must also be room for (fair) competition.”

Samsung has previously requested U.S. International Trade Commission to stop the import of Apple products. The legal battle between the two tech giants started in April when Apple file a lawsuit against Samsung for copying its mobile devices.

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