Apple and Samsung continue trading lawsuits around the world: Now, Apple has filed a new patent-infringement suit in South Korea against its tablet-making rival. Apple has already filed a suit against Samsung in the US, holding that the firm’s Galaxy gadgets “slavishly” copy Apple’s own; Samsung, for its part, has sued Apple in South Korea, Germany, and Japan.
“It is no coincidence that Samsung's latest products look a lot like the iPhone and iPad from the shape of the hardware to the user interface and even the packaging,” an Apple Korea rep tells Reuters. Execs "at the highest levels" of the two companies are discussing litigation, an Apple lawyer said last week after a judge proposed an out-of-court settlement. (Read more iPad stories.)