Reuters has posted an interview with Samsung Mobile's Vice President for Design, Lee Minhyouk, where the executive addresses the company's ongoing lawsuit with Apple, which claims that Samsung stole iOS device design ideas in the Galaxy lineup of tablets and smartphones. The initial lawsuit, which was filed by Apple back in April of last year, was just the beginning of what has now become a long battle between the two companies over patents and design ownerships. So far, Apple seems to have had the upper hand in court rulings, but Samsung has continued to appeal those decisions.
Minhyouk gave the following statement, where he denied the allegations:
"I've made thousands of sketches and hundreds of prototype products (for the Galaxy). Does that mean I was putting on a mock show for so long, pretending to be designing?"
"As a designer, there's an issue of dignity. (The Galaxy) is original from the beginning, and I'm the one who made it. It's a totally different product with a different design language and different technology infused."