Apple Says Samsung Ripped Off The iPhone And iPad

samsung 10.1 galaxy tab videoThis looks strangely familiar.

Photo: tinhtevideo

Apple is suing Samsung for copying the iPhone and iPad with its Galaxy Touch line of phones and tablets.The suit is broader than Apple’s previous suits against Nokia and HTC. Those suits were focused on specific patented technologies used in the iPhone.

The new lawsuit also alleges “trade dress” infringement, which is a legal term meaning that Samsung copied the unique look and feel of Apple’s devices.

An Apple spokesperson told AllThingsD that Samsung even copied Apple’s packaging.

Samsung says it will fight the charges.

Both Samsung devices run Google’s Android operating system. According to intellectual property activist Florian Mueller, Android was involved in 37 intellectual property lawsuits as of March 22. This makes it at least 38.

See also: Google Stole These Ideas To Make Android A Success, According To Lawsuits.

NOW WATCH: Tech Insider videos

Want to read a more in-depth view on the trends influencing Australian business and the global economy? BI / Research is designed to help executives and industry leaders understand the major challenges and opportunities for industry, technology, strategy and the economy in the future. Sign up for free at research.businessinsider.com.au.