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Report: Apple Suing Samsung Smartphone, Tablet Designs

4/19/2011 12:04:00 PM Eastern

According to a Dow Jones report on the Wall Street Journal site, the lawsuit, filed on April 15 in the Northern District of California, alleged that certain Samsung smartphones and its Galaxy Tab tablet violate Apple's intellectual property.

In a statement to TWICE Samsung Telecommunications America commented, "Samsung's development of core technologies and strengthening our intellectual property portfolio are keys to our continued success. Samsung will respond actively to this legal action taken against us through appropriate legal measures to protect our intellectual property."

Apple has not responded to TWICE requests for comment on the suit.

The lawsuit is listed on the Northern District of California website under case 11-1846.