Apple sues Samsung over Galaxy phones and tablets

Apple’s legal team is certainly off the leash these days.

On the heels of suits filed against HTC and Nokia, Apple has filed suit against Samsung, accusing the company of using Apple’s intellectual property in several of its devices, including the Galaxy S 4G phone and Galaxy Tab tablet computer.

The suit was filed Friday in the Northern District of California.

“Rather than innovate and develop its own technology and a unique Samsung style for its smart phone products and computer tablets, Samsung chose to copy Apple’s technology, user interface and innovative style in these infringing products,” Dow Jones quotes the lawsuit as saying.

At issue is everything from screen icons to the under the hood tech. Apple’s seeking an injunction as well as cash damages.

An interesting twist to the suit is that Apple uses Samsung parts in its devices. While the legal battle is unlikely to end that relationship, it will certainly make it more delicate.

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