Apple adds Samsung Galaxy SIII, Galaxy Note to list of complaints in new patent war

Macworld Australia Staff
3 September, 2012
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The Apple v Samsung patent battle looks set to continue as Apple is now asking the US District Court to add two versions of Samsung’s Galaxy SIII smartphone, and two versions of the Galaxy Note tablet to its original complaints of patent infringement against the South Korean’s Galaxy Nexus and other related devices.

This latest case is a separate issue to last week’s patent trial, that saw the courts order Samsung to pay Apple US1 billion for infringing on its iDevice patents. First lodged in February, Apple filed its original complaint listing a total of eight utility patents against 17 Samsung products. This filing has now been amended by Apple to add four more, including the Galaxy S III, Verizon Galaxy S III, the Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 10.1

Since the complaint was first lodged, Apple argues that Samsung has continued to infringe more of its patents, with the Galaxy SIII and Galaxy Note, causing “irreparable” damage to its business.  As a result, The Cupertino-based company has cited four additional patented technologies that it wants Samsung to be accountable for, including its Data Detectors patent, Slide-to-unlock technology, Word completion functionality and Universal search innovation.

In the amended filing [via AppleInsider] Apple outlines the following:

These infringing Samsung products include the at least 21 new smartphones, media players, and tablets that Samsung has released beginning in August 2011 and continuing through August 2012. Specifically, Samsung has imported into, offered for sale, or sold in the United States at least the following products, each of which infringes Apple’s patent rights: the Galaxy S III, Galaxy S III – Verizon, Galaxy Note, Galaxy S II Skyrocket, Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch, Galaxy S II, Galaxy S II – T-Mobile, Galaxy S II – AT&T, Galaxy Nexus, Illusion, Captivate Glide, Exhibit II 4G, Stratosphere, Transform Ultra, Admire, Conquer 4G, and Dart smartphones, the Galaxy Player 4.0 and Galaxy Player 5.0 media players, and the Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and Galaxy Tab 8.9 tablets.

See the PDF version of the amended complaint below:
Amended Galaxy Complaint

[Source: AppleInsider]


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  1. Santosh Mishra says:

    In coming days, Apple is going to add more Samsung devices in its complaints list. Actually, the war between the two tech giant is going to be intensified and consumes will be benefited by this, I’m sure.

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