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Apple sues Samsung for patent infringement

April 19, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Apple Inc. is suing Samsung Electronics Co., saying Samsung's Galaxy line of smart phones and tablet computers copy the iPad and iPhone.

Apple is seeking an order barring Samsung from infringing on a variety of its patents and trademarks, as well as unspecified damages.

A Samsung spokesman says the company's products are the result of its own research and development.

He says Samsung plans to defend itself against Apple's lawsuit.