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Apple Files Patent Suit Against Samsung Electronics in Seoul

Apple Inc. filed a patent lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co. in South Korea, escalating the legal dispute between the two companies regarding designs and technologies used in their best-selling mobile devices.

The maker of the iPhone filed a suit with the Seoul Central District Court on June 22, according to a case record on the court’s website, which doesn’t provide details of Apple’s claims. Online news provider MoneyToday reported that Apple is alleging that Samsung’s Galaxy S smartphone copied the iPhone 3 design.