In a bid to streamline the legal proceedings, Samsung has ceremoniously dumped the patent-infringement suit it had filed against the iPad manufacturer. The infringement filed at a federal court in the U.S. arose out of Apple’s allegations that Samsung had duplicated the designs of the iPad and iPhone, and had replicated the same on its Galaxy line.
Bloomberg reports that Samsung, however, rubbishes the claims that it has conceded defeat, and has taken back all infringement claims. In fact, the South Korea based company claims that it has simply put its own infringement allegations into the counter-claims bundle of the original suit. Even as this claim has been dropped, it would make for an interesting observation that currently the Apple-Samsung saga is on in at least 5 countries – South Korea, Japan, Germany and the U.K., of course, not letting out the battlefield called U.S.
The battle, for most parts, is still on. Neither of the heavyweights is blinking first.