Apple vs. Samsung

4623 words 19 pages
Legal Case Review
Apple vs. Samsung by Michel Andreas Kroeze BIA512

A legal case review submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN INTERACTIVE ANIMATION

At

SAE Institute Amsterdam

29/04/2013 Word count: 4332

Table of contents
1. Legal Case Front page……………………………………………………………………..3 2. The Parties………………………………………………………………………………….4 3. The Lawsuit……………………………………………………………………...………....6 4. Apple’s Arguments ………………………………………………………………..………9 5. Samsung’s Arguments………………………………………………………………..…..18 7. Final Ruling and Conclusions…………………………………...……………........……26 8. Bibliography……………………….…….…….………………..………………………...28

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1. Legal Case Front page
HAROLD J. MCELHINNY (CA SBN 66781) HMcElhinny@mofo.com
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So in April 2011, Apple Inc. sued Samsung Electronics Co., claiming that the electronics maker made a deliberate choice to copy Apple’s iPhone and iPad. Apple filed a 38 page federal complaint, alleging that several of Samsung’s Android mobile phones and tablets, including the Galaxy S 4G, Epic 4G, Nexus S, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab, infringed on Apple’s

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intellectual property. As shown above on the legal case front page, the specific complaints Apple made included the following; patent infringement federal false designation of origin and unfair competition federal trademark infringement state unfair competition common law trademark infringement unjust enrichment U.S. District Court Judge Lucy H. Koh, a former intellectual property attorney who was appointed in 2010 by President Barack Obama, was in charge of the trial. The trial was being heard in the U.S. District Court in the Robert Peckham Federal Building and Courthouse in downtown San Jose, California. Each side first stated their 90 minutes opening remark. After that each side used their 25 hours of trial time they were given. Apple’s opening statement about the nature of the lawsuit was very harsh and accusatory, saying that: “Apple’s innovations have been the subject of widespread emulation by its competitors, who have attempted to capitalize on Apple’s success by imitating Apple’s innovative technology, distinctive user interfaces, and

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