Get instant
small business insurance quotes

Home > General Liability Insurance > News

Apple files patent lawsuit against Samsung


Recently, officials from Apple filed a lawsuit against Samsung, claiming the latter company infringed on its patented smartphone.

Apple's iPhone has among the best sellers on the market. Samsung, hoping to take advantage of the hot mobile device market, created and released the Galaxy S smartphone. Apple contests in its lawsuit that the phone copied the design of its iPhone 3.

The filing is part of a larger lawsuit as well, in which Apple claims Samsung's Galaxy products "slavishly imitated the designs and technologies used for the iPad and iPhone," according to Bloomberg. 

Samsung, which is a memory chip supplier for Apple, has combatted the Cupertino, California-based technology company's efforts with its own lawsuits, filed in Seoul, Tokyo, Mannheim, Germany and the U.S.

The legal battle between the two companies highlights the importance of conducting due diligence among companies. Without performing adequate research regarding new products, companies can be accused of patent or copyright infringement and enter into costly court cases. Having proper business insurance in place for such occurrences may be critical. 

WHY Business Insurance Now?

Learn why thousands of small businesses trust Business Insurance Now as their insurance agency.

Take 15 minutes to see how we can help you protect your business.

  • FREE, no-obligation quotes.
  • Complete one online application to compare multiple quotes.
  • Fast response—typically less than 24 hours on week days.
  • We are a nationwide insurance agency covering 48 states.
  • We work directly with you to evaluate your insurance options.
  • We only work with the top business insurance carriers in the country.
  • Expert, licensed insurance agents to guide you through the process.