Apple vs. Samsung: The Evolution of Smartphones [Infographic]

This infographic detailing the battle over intellectual property between Apple and Samsung that finally shows just how complicated the patent wars have become.

The intellectual property battle rages on between tech giants – Apple and Samsung. Take a look through the infographic – created by Guys from Online MBA Guide – to study the roots and progression of the Apple vs. Samsung lawsuits.

The fued is notable due to the fact that Apple, the ‘world’s most valuable tech company’ by market capitalization and Samsung, which produces around a 5th of South Korea’s total exports, actually trade technology, and have continued to do so even during the patent lawsuit fiascos. If their relationship were to seriously suffer, Apple would run into production problems and Samsung would lose a lot of money.

In April 2011, Apple filed for patent infringement, claiming that Samsung copied its iPhone and iPad designs. Samsung has repeatedly counter-sued, claiming that Apple has infringed on their patents covering 3G and wireless technology.

Courts all over the world have taken on this battle. Europe and Australia, for instance, have ordered preliminary injunctions barring Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 from shelves — just in time for the holiday season.  [Online MBA Guide via Mashhable]

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