Apple has recently obtained a major victory against Samsung in the first U.S. trial between the two, but that’s not the only legal conflict in the region for the two parties. Riding the wave of its freshly won $1 billion verdict, Apple added various Samsung-made Android devices to its 2013 lawsuit that will also take place in San Jose, California and will be presided by the same Lucy Koh, the Judge of the first trial.
Apple’s filing mentions “at least 21 new smartphones, media players, and tablets that Samsung has released beginning in August 2011 and continuing through August 2012.”
Unsurprisingly, the list includes several new Samsung devices such as the Galaxy S3, the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Note 10.1 but also the Galaxy Nexus, Google’s third Nexus-branded device, and the second one made by Samsung. Here’s a full list of Samsung Android devices included in the trial:
Specific devices named in this filing are the the Galaxy S III, Galaxy S III carried by Verizon, Galaxy Note, Galaxy S II Skyrocket, Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch, Galaxy S II, Galaxy S II carried by 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.
The brand new Galaxy Note 2 is not yet part of the trial, but Apple apparently left room for other Samsung devices that the iPhone maker might deem as infringing on its patents.
Apple claims that these devices infringe on various patents that were not part of the first U.S. trial against Samsung including the ‘647 “data detectors” patent, the ‘604 “universal search” – that was used successfully by Apple in injunctions against the Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Tab 10.1, and which Samsung and Google have already started addressing by dumbing down the search features on certain handsets, Galaxy S3 included – the ‘172 “word completion patent and the ‘721 “slide to unlock” patent.
Samsung already avoided an injunction against the Galaxy S3 in the U.S. ahead the launch of the device in the region a couple of months ago. On the other hand, Apple has decided not to include the new flagship smartphone in the recently finished U.S. trial as such a move would have meant postponing the trial date (July 30, 2012). Instead, the company wanted to go forward with its the case it has just won and therefore it decided to leave the Galaxy S3 for a later fight.
The amended Apple vs Samsung complaint for patent infringement is available in full below.
Amdended Apple Versus Samsing Injunction Product List
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well theres no point then, if the judge is going to be Lucy koh samsung are done
They will definately win in US, coz its United State of Apple!
This will result in Google being involved if they’re going to be basing the trial on those mentioned patents. It should also hopefully result in some of those patents being nullified due to prior art existing.
Being in the US with the same judge probably won’t help Samsung though…
Oh, Apple. Don’t be mad simply because you’re being left in the dust. Rather than just become more competitive, you revert to filing lawsuits nonstop. I smell a sore loser.
Apple………..rotten to the core
What a bunch of greedy fucks.
It is Android software not Samsung hardware problems in this lawsuit Apple CEO must so crazy. Samsung must file countersuit for $2 billions from Apple for legal fees.
what apple wants is the world to switch to iphones. lets not help their cause by simply resisting them.. there are hundreds of other better alternatives to an iphone.
Apple’s plans were obvious: stopping the competition at all including resorting to corrupted court that happens to be located in Apple backyard (less than 15 km from their HQ). Even Apple fans saw the mockery of the US legal system in front of their very own eyes.
Apple’s own actions will be their own downfall thanks to their own greed, arrogance, and stupid. As we speak, Samsung smartphones keep selling like crazy
I think Apple wants to become an Android, since they can’t compete with them they want to take over them.
Greed is the main factor!!!
I already bought 2 Samsung devices.
Had many Apple products before and still do but the future debate that we should stick with different brands because if you’re greedy company you allwas going to stay greedy!!!
Once again. The only way apple can try to come a little bit close, is if they try to stop others with better products. So sad. This is like att trying to buy out everyone, greed is the down fall. A bunch of sour losers, because they can’t come up with new ideas.
As much as I hate Apple, Google’s not innocent right now either. GET OFF YOUR ASS, PROTECT TOU MANUFACTURERS AND CHANGE YOUR SOFTWARE. I don’t care if Apple’s patents are bogus, as long as they have them you have to chnage Android to not be infringing. After you get the patents invalidated, add the features back. For God’s sake, stop standing by.
Slide to unlock patent. Great. Fucking apple!!!!!!!
Why the note? There’s no way you can confuse any iProduct with the Note.
The interesting thing is I bought my S3 for two reasons: 1 it was the bedtime and 2 because it wasn’t made by ashore I mean Apple. I don’t use the slide to unlock I use a pin and I never use the built in search feature and especially would not use it to find something on my phone. I won an iPod nano at my work and am giving it away rather than try to hassle with the terrible iTunes, paying a fee everytime I turn it on, and also having to feel guilty in the company I paid money to (my work in this case)
Galaxy S3 and Note2 look awesome compare to boring iphone 4 :D
I think Apple should make better phones and music players to compete with other “Smart” products.
After using the S III, the I Phone4 seems like a toy !
The doom of Apple is nearing.. A huge company’s fall starts from greed..
Apple been afraid of competition for quite some time, that’s why they went to have these patents awarded to them and even Steve knew this would happen
So sad, fuck you apple. Greedy bitches. I don’t care if I have to carry my fuckin laptop around in my hip and a dumb ass flip phone…. I will before I buy apple.
Samsung stole and copied apple iphone ideas. Apple should sue samsung for every single patent they have copied. Its unfair to take someones ideas and vision and think you can get away with it.
You can not do that at university!