Apple begins suit in Japan over the iPhone
>By James Lenhart
Apple is on a mission to make sure the world knows that Samsung is allegedly stealing their design(s) — specifically Samsung’s Galaxy S line of phones. Apple has asked the Tokyo District Court to stop sales of Galaxy phones in Japan, and is requesting 100 million yen (roughly $1.3 million) for damages. The Cupertino company has also sued Samsung in Korea, the Korean branch in the US, Australia, and Europe. If I left any out I apologize.
NTT DoCoMo has just released the latest Galaxy Tab 10.1 with LTE on their network, and was told the following, “we have heard from Samsung that it’s all right,” says NTT Docomo President Ryuji Yamada. “At this point we don’t think it will harm our sales.”
Samsung’s Galaxy S outsold Apple’s iPhone in Japan in January-March, according to data from research firm Strategy Analytics.