Court documents filed by Samsung seem to indicate they did.
In the ongoing claims and counter claims between Samsung and Apple, things are moving towards a court trial this week in Northern California. And with that, we may finally get a decision which can settle all the differences between these two companies. Or at least the illusion of a decision. That is because any decision by the courts here in the US is sure to be appealed and take years to be resolved. The patent infringement battles between these two seem to continue. The latest information has Samsung accusing Apple of copying the decision of the iPhone from Sony.
This latest accusation comes from documents filed this week by Samsung. And it is in those documents where they are pointing out the designs for the Sony phone design which look like they were copied by Apple in the design of the iPhone. If that is an accurate statement, it could pose problems for Apple in the trial next month. That is because Apple has accused Samsung of doing the very same thing, but much later. If Apple can be proven to have copied the design from Sony, then they potentially would have no standing to be accusing Samsung of the very same thing.
All of this continues in the recent court filings with each side making claims against the other. It is probably never going to end with all the revelations and accusations between these two parties. With continuing legal battles all over the world, we are going to be hearing about this for years to come.