Apple Inc has filed a lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in South Korea over patent infringement. Apple believes that the Samsung Galaxy line is copied off of iPhones and iPads, from hardware to user interface to packaging. Reuters reports that a judge previously urged the companies to resolve their conflict out of court because of their close business ties. According to Samsung’s quarterly report, Apple purchases a lot of Samsung’s semiconductors and is Samsung’s biggest client.
Apple’s lawsuit was filed after Samsung filed patent suits against Apple in Germany, South Korea and Japan for patent infringements.