In EU stores, the Samsung tablets are advertised by the floor sales people as "The Samsung iPad, it's better because it has flash" - part of the Samsung sales training. Seen it in multiple places in a couple of countries.
I'd never heard of this, and I would love to see evidence. Assuming it is true, which I can believe, that's a big problem and they deserve to have their butts in hot water.
Their frigging lawyers could not tell apart a iPad and a Galaxy Tab. http://www.geek.com/articles/gadgets/judge-holds-up-ipad-2-and-galaxy-tab-in-court-samsung-lawyers-cant-tell-the-difference-20111014/
Yeah, yeah. This one, honestly, I don't care about. Tell you what, let me go put a Samsung, Sony, Westinghouse, Vizio, Sanyo, and LG HDTV next to one another, stand you and a distance, and see if you can tell me which is which. I maintain that screen and black bezel (with or without rounded corners) is not copyright/trademark/patentable. Can you differentiate between a Dell, IBM, or HP keyboard? Most likely not. Depending on the model, all are liable to be black, have lettered/numberd keys, be rectangular, etc. A standardized shape isn't something you should be able to sue over. Almost any TV, laptop, tablet, and smartphone released in the last 5-10 years has had that same shape. Congratulations, Apple, on being the first company to nail a commercially successful, full featured, comsumer-friendly smartphone and tablet. I applaud you for it. Seriously, no sarcasm. Thank you for revolutionizing the landscape. Now, kindly keep up instead of maintaining a weakening course. Spend less time suing and more time developing. In a tangentially related comment, I would like to request that no one use the word "innovate" in these comments ever again. I'm tired of it ^_~