Yesterday morning, Apple, Inc. had succeeded in winning a preliminary injunction in the battle to protect their revolutionary iPad’s intellectual property rights. Samsung has since answered to this by claiming that Samsung was never notified about the filing in the first place, and that the inductive hearing had taken place without a proper presentation of it’s opposition to Apple, Inc’s claims.
A spokeswoman for Samsung followed up by making a statement to CNET stating that decision by the court to approve Apple Inc’s preliminary injection against Samsung is “disappointing.”
Samsung is disappointed with the court’s decision and we intend to act immediately to defend our intellectual property rights through the ongoing legal proceedings in Germany and will continue to actively defend these rights throughout the world.
The request for injunction was filed with no notice to Samsung, and the order was issued without any hearing or presentation of evidence from Samsung.
We will take all necessary measures to ensure Samsung’s innovative mobile communications devices are available to customers in Europe and around the world.
This decision by the court in Germany in no way influences other legal proceedings filed with the courts in Europe and elsewhere.
Such a statement is not congruent with a statement that Samsung made only a week ago in Australia, claiming that an agreement had been made between the Australian Federal Court and Apple, and that Samsung would not sell it’s existing Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet, but would instead build a Galaxy Tab 10.1 that would be designed specifically for the Australian market.
Apple, Inc. originally filed this lawsuit against Samsung back in April of 2011 in the United States of America, alleging that Samsung had created the Galaxy 10.1 through the process of maliciously violating the intellectual property rights of Apple, Inc. The claim includes allegations that Samsung had used confusingly similar technologies with the intent to “copy” Apple’s user interface and other features that were too similar to Apple’s design and features. Samsung countersued Apple, Inc. making allegations that Apple, Inc. was indeed copying Samsung’s products and infringing on Samsung’s intellectual property.
The battle has become quite heated since then, and the two companies continue making allegations that the other is infringing upon it’s intellectual property not only in the United States, but internationally as well.
Apple has not answered to questions surrounding their feelings about the success of yesterday’s preliminary injection, but Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet reiterated a statement that was delivered along with the company’s original lawsuit back in April.
“It’s no coincidence that Samsung’s latest products look a lot like the iPhone and iPad, from the shape of the hardware to the user interface and even the packaging,” Huguet said. “This kind of blatant copying is wrong, and we need to protect Apple’s intellectual property when companies steal our ideas.”
Both Apple, Inc. and Samsung are in a race to champion their products across multiple markets, including software and tablet PCs.