Apple and Samsung have been locked in a bruising and far-reaching legal war ever since last year when the iPhone-maker accused its frienemy of slavishly copying its products.
As the court proceedings of the biggest legal showdown in tech history continue in California, we now know one other thing Apple says the Galaxy smartphone-maker has copied: its icons.
In a report about the ongoing trial between Apple and Samsung, CNET has published a selection of images Apple has presented to the jury. In the images – six in total – Apple tries to explain how Samsung has tried to recreate the overall feel of iOS by copying the operating systems icons.
The images contain six icons from iOS and a comparison of icons present in Samsung-made devices Apple says are copies of these iOS icons.
“Samsung is also infringing Apple’s icon trademarks by advertising and selling a wide variety of products using confusingly similar icons…The icons on these products were intentionally designed to look like Apple’s icons and infringe Apple’s trademark rights,” Apple said in the court room, CNET reported.
Among devices listed by Apple (and shown to have icons which resemble Apple icons) are the
Captivate, Continuum, Droid Charge, Epic 4G, Exhibit 4G, Fascinate, Galaxy Ace, Galaxy S (i9000), Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S II (AT&T Edition, 4G), Galaxy S II (i9100), Galaxy S II (T-Mobile Edition), Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch, and the Galaxy S II Skyrocket (4G LTE).
Take a look at the images and tell us in the comments if you think Apple is right in its claims.
Images from CNET