Samsung Electronics Co. dropped a patent-infringement suit against Apple Inc. (AAPL), filed at a U.S. federal court in April in response to allegations its Galaxy products copied the iPhone and iPad.
Samsung Electronics dropped the suit on June 30 â€œto streamline the legal proceedings,â€ Nam Ki Yung, a spokesman for the Suwon, South Korea-based company, said today in a telephone interview. Samsung will continue to defend its patent rights through a counter-claim in an earlier suit Apple filed at the same court in San Jose, California, he said.
To me, it’s simple. Samsung’s product design strategy comes from the very top: copy Apple. Everyone knows this. The problem though is how do you prove it?