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Apple vs Samsung

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Apple Inc.

v/s.
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd

CONTENTS
INRODUCTION
Origin
South Korean lawsuit
Japan lawsuits
German courts
French and Italian courts
Dutch courts
Australian courts
British courts
U.S. courts
First US Trial
US verdict
Injunction of US sales during first trial
First trial appeal
Second US Trial
Controversy

Apple Inc.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), formerly Apple Computer, Inc., is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Cupertino, California that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers. Its best-known hardware products are the Mac line of computers, the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad. Its software includes the OS X and iOS operating systems, the iTunes media browser, the Safari web browser, and the iLife and iWork creativity and production suites. The company was founded on April 1, 1976, and incorporated on January 3, 1977. The word "Computer" was removed from its name on January 9, 2007, reflecting its shifted focus towards consumer electronics after the introduction of the iPhone. Apple has been one of the world's largest technology companies by revenue. It is the world's third-largest mobile phone maker after Samsung and Nokia. Fortune magazine named Apple the most admired company in the United States in 2008, and in the world from 2008 to 2012. However, the company has received criticism for its contractors' labor practices, and for Apple's own environmental and business practices. As of November 2012, Apple has 394 retail stores in fourteen countries as well as the online Apple Store and iTunes Store.[20] It is the largest publicly traded corporation in the...