Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Apr 2011 21:29 UTC
Legal Well. Raise your hands if you didn't see this one coming. Nobody is safe from Apple's and Microsoft's legal crusade against Android, not even Samsung, which supplies a lot of chips to Apple. Apple has sued Samsung for copying Cupertino's look and feel in various Samsung devices. This is about as surprising as the tides rolling in. Update: And Samsung's going to strike back. Hit 'm hard, Samsung. I don't like you anymore than any of these other patent trolls, but maybe we'll finally see it all crash and burn.
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I'm sure Samsung's lawyers are aware of this, but it doesn't matter. The U.S. legal system allows for nearly endless appeals. Corporations like Apple take advantage of this by threatening other corporations with endless litigation until they give in to their demands.

Samsung supplies many parts for Apple laptops, tablets, and phones. Meanwhile, Samsung has seen much success selling their own laptops, tablets, and phones. Apple is in direct competition with one of its largest suppliers and is probably using this lawsuit to leverage better prices for their supplies or an agreement that would reduce the competition between the two companies.

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