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Apple amends lawsuit to cover Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung GALAXY Note

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Apple amends lawsuit to cover Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung GALAXY Note
With Samsung threatening a lawsuit against Apple if the next iteration of the Apple iPhone has LTE connectivity, Apple has amended a suit filed against the Korean tech giant in February to include two of Sammy's biggest selling models. The amended complaint now includes both the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Samsung GALAXY Note. Each device has sold in excess of 10 million units.

The Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 is now part of Apple's suit

The Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 is now part of Apple's suit

To be precise, Apple is adding the Samsung Galaxy S III, the Verizon variant of the Samsung Galaxy S III, the Samsung GALAXY Note and the Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1. to the original 17 devices listed in the original filing. Those devices include the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, Samsung Epic 4G Touch, Samsung Galaxy S II, T-Mobile version of the Samsung Galaxy S II, AT&T version of the Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung GALAXY Nexus, Samsung Illusion, Samsung Captivate Glide, Samsung Exhibit II 4G, Samsung Stratosphere, Samsung Transform Ultra, Samsung Admire, and the Samsung Conquer 4G to name the smartphones. Other devices included the Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0, the Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0, the Samsung GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus and the Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 tablets.

The patents that Apple is claiming  that Samsung infringed upon include the '647 (Data detector), '721 (Slide to unlock), '172 (Word completion) and '604 (Universal search). The '647 patent was used to temporarily block the HTC One X and the HTC EVO 4G LTE from import into the U.S. earlier this year.

The battle continues.

source: Reuters via AndroidCentral

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posted on 31 Aug 2012, 23:14 119

1. J1919 (Posts: 32; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


Dear Apple,

F*ck Off.

Sincerely, Everyone

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 23:16 68

5. J1919 (Posts: 32; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


Seriusly, Word completion and Slide to Unlock (which was found invalid in the HTC case?)
How desperate.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 23:59 52

28. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


hahaha funny but slide to unlock used to lock/unlock my bedroom door. :))

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 04:12 18

77. Lwazi_N (Posts: 205; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


LMAO, now that you mention it- my bedroom door too also uses slide to unlock hahahaha

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 11:36 2

117. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Yeah are the going to have to come remove my closet door now and me replace it lol

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 00:15 36

43. MeoCao (unregistered)


Desperate it is. I predict the coming iPhone launch will be the biggest flop ever.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 02:18 32

71. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


I hope they will ban iPhone.......completely rotten, immoral, non-competetive thief, liar Apple....

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 10:06 14

104. moroninc (Posts: 193; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


I went from Apple fanboy to Samsung fan overnight because of what they did to Sammy over a dumbfounding Rectangle patient (which should never have been approved). Its like wiping out an opponent on the field without a ref so you could win.. So much for fair trade

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 23:25 58

10. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


NOW APPLE IS BEING RIDICULOUS. SERIOUSLY? Gnote? GS3?

Gs2 was understandable. But Gnote? GS3?

LET'S SEE IF YOUR IPHONE 5 COULD HAVE LTE!

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 01:24 32

64. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)


How the Fu*k will the G Note even copy the iPhone design, its blody he*l 5 inch

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 02:09 4

67. Forsaken77 (Posts: 553; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


Has nothing at all to do with the design. It's certain features and technology that the phones using.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 09:34 11

99. cristhiansaid (Posts: 30; Member since: 25 Jun 2010)


but its so ridiculous........ ....dirty war...
f**k apple.....

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 23:38 43

19. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


I see that Apple has pissed off everybody even ifans :))

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 00:15 31

44. joey_sfb (Posts: 6010; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Nuke the rotten apple!

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 00:49 21

57. sakib.ahsan (Posts: 7; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)


What he said!!!!!

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 23:46 43

24. The_Godfather (Posts: 187; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Order Order Order

We hereby announce that each and every individual in States shall only buy and use an Apple iPhone & iPad. No matter you like it or not everyone have to use an Apple iPhone & iPad.

We are totally f**ked up with the innovation and class of Samsung and all other tech giants out there in the phone & tablet market. Just to let you know that we are going to introduce an iPhone 5 (different name with the same design) this year and with more than 200 new features which you will never find on this device.

Your Sincerely,

A f**ked up Apple

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 23:59 3

30. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14191; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Well if they don't violate patents they won't get sued.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 00:07 30

36. frydaexiii (Posts: 1460; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


More like if they didn't sell well they wouldn't get sued, like back in 2010 when the first Galaxy was released, it didn't sell that well.

Crap...fed the troll.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 02:14 7

70. Forsaken77 (Posts: 553; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


Are you high? The og Galaxy 1 phones didn't sell that well? They were some of the best selling phones across all 4 major carriers. Because they sold so well, the GS2 sold even more. But that's when Steve was still running Apple and they probably didn't want to stress him out with worldwide lawsuits.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 08:29 1

95. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


fry, the GS1 in the states sold very well, for Android at that time - not as well as the current GS3 and GN, of course.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 00:24 16

47. Savage (unregistered)


Then why don't you try asking Apple to ask for reasonable royalties instead of trying to limit customer's choice.

In fact, how is this rotten company still relevant in spite of their recent nefarious practices?

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 02:14 8

69. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


They are still somewhat revel ant due to blind fans who will buy apple products no matter what,also apples largest user base and teenagers and looking 'cool' is all what matter here,apple have gouged into this market. Outside the US its a different story and apple is left watching android gain up to 70% of the market and apples ridiculous copycat tantrums havebeen ignored. If americans don't wake up soon they might find a situation where the only smartphone available is an iPhone.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 12:03 3

123. darkkjedii (Posts: 22054; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I have to agree with u andro. This is getti h ridiculous. I'm slowly losing respect for apple due to their business practices. This is just wrong man

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 12:59 2

128. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


darkkjedii I think even the most hardened ifans are now slowly starting to stop and question apples tactics

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 14:07 2

133. darkkjedii (Posts: 22054; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Your right man I've been rocking apple since the iPod came out, and never thought I'd leave but the stuff they're doin with Sammy is jus uncool. As of now I'm waiting for the gnote2 instead of the iPhone. As a consumer/techie I simply can't and don't agree with apple and this banning and stifling innovation. I still like the iPhone/iPad, but am definitely goin with a note

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 03:17 10

73. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Well if they don't violate patents they won't get sued."

If Samsung has violated Apple's patents, then why Apple is suing Samsung only in these days? Have you thinked about that before?
All this hell is not due patents, patents is only tool to achieve goal but reason why Apple sues is not the patents!

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 10:23 1

106. moroninc (Posts: 193; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


ok suppose they patented your TV design,( same as patenting a rectangle if you ask me, which they have btw) and decided that you can't use any other product that looks like it (the rectangle) and you only can buy the apple iTV product. doesn't sound fair does it.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 13:51

131. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Not just that but they can charge as much as they want and to tiny price increases along the way, isntead of having to be semi competitive and pricing within the realm of what normal people would pay for a product.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 13:19 1

130. willard12 (Posts: 1722; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Like 4g patents?

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 00:54 9

60. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Maybe this gets Sammy to update the GS III to JB quickly? The Note II is supposed to ship with JB, so probably no issues with that handset.

JB for the GS III could be on a fast track. Woohoo!

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