Apple on Friday filed its updated lawsuit in the Northern District of California, adding two versions of the Galaxy S III and Note each to its original patent infringement claims on other Samsung smartphones and tablets.
This case did not become anything special due to the fact that litigation between Apple and Samsung has been going on since February. During this time, Apple filed eight patent charges against 17 Samsung devices. At the moment, Apple is targeting the Galaxy Nexus, Samsung's pride in the Google brand.
Following the Galaxy S III phones, the Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 10.1 were blacklisted, bringing the total to 21. The Samsung Galaxy S III launched in the US in June, more than a year after Apple filed its first lawsuit. against Samsung in April 2011, accusing the company's products of copying the look and feel of the iPhone and iPad.
Apple claims that Samsung suffered irreparable damage from infringements of eight Apple patents. Four of them were approved in the case against Samsung, the other four appeared after the beginning of the court proceedings. According to Apple, Samsung "continues to flood the market with its carbon-copy products" by adopting the distinctive features. At the same time, the Korean company "continued to manufacture products with violations, including its new flagship device Galaxy S III."
The list of patents that Samsung is accused of infringing include the '647 Data Detectors' patent, the' 721 'scroll and unlock technology, the 172' Word Endings' invention and the '604' Universal Search 'patent. The Cupertino tech giant successfully holds the patent and got the International Trade Committee to ban certain HTC Android phones in December, although Google has been quietly continuing to use the technology in its own operating system.
From the amended claim:
After Apple received an injunction against the Galaxy Nexus in June for alleged infringement of the '604 Unified Search patent, Samsung filed an appeal and the phone remained on sale.
After its recent crushing victory over Samsung, Apple is trying to get a ban on eight more Samsung smartphones. The Korean company said it would not allow this "by any necessary means."