“One of the principal infringers of Apple’s intellectual property is electronics giant Samsung,” Apple said in a 26-page ITC complaint. “Samsung has followed each of Apple’s groundbreaking products with imitation products that incorporate Apple’s technology and distinctive design.”
Another variation on the same broadside Apple has been firing at Samsung for months now, slagging Samsung as a shameless “copyist.” And it follows a similar motion filed last week asking a California federal judge to issue a preliminary injunction that would bar Samsung from selling the Galaxy S 4G phone and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet.
“Samsung chose to copy Apple, not to innovate,” Apple said in that motion. “The message that Samsung conveys to consumers with its imitative smartphone design is simple: ‘It’s just like an iPhone.’ Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet sends a similar message: ‘It’s just like an iPad.’ … Samsung’s infringement is eroding the distinctiveness of Apple’s designs. Apple is losing market share and customer goodwill. Money damages cannot adequately compensate Apple for the harm Samsung is causing.”