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Apple revises lawsuit against Samsung, doubling the number of offending devices

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Apple revises lawsuit against Samsung, doubling the number of offending devices
Apple has amended its lawsuit against Samsung that alleged that the Korean based tech giant had copied numerous Apple designs with its Galaxy line of smartphones and tablets. Apple doubled from 14 to 28 the number of devices that the Cupertino based firm says are 'copycats'. The added devices include the Samsung DROID Charge, Exhibit 4G, Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Prevail, Galaxy S, Gravity, Infuse 4G, Nexus S 4G, Replenish, Sidekick, Galaxy Tab 10.1, and Galaxy S II.

In addition to adding new offending devices, Apple also increased the number of its utility patents that were allegedly infringed upon by Samsung to 8 from 5 and the number of allegedly infringed upon design patents has been increased to 5 from the original 3. Apple also turned up the heat in the amended complaint by using stronger language. In the revised copy of the suit, Apple now says that Samsung produced "products that blatantly imitate the appearance of Apple's products to capitalize on Apple's success."

On Friday, Samsung was scheduled to turn over to Apple's outside legal team some of the devices in question including the Samsung Galaxy S II, Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1, Infuse 4G and the DROID Charge. Besides the actual device, the outside legal team for Apple will also receive promotional material and packaging relating to each phone or tablet. A judge is scheduled to make a decision whether or not Samsung's legal team is entitled to see unannounced devices from Apple. Samsung claims that some of Apple's products copy its designs. As we reported, Apple is fighting this, saying that Samsung is harassing them over this request. After all, the Samsung products that Apple's legal team has asked to see are already available to the public in one place or another. The Apple products that Samsung is demanding to see have not yet been made public or even officially announced.

source: Phonescoop

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posted on 18 Jun 2011, 19:24 2

1. hellopeople (Posts: 16; Member since: 10 May 2011)


u gotta win this apple! samsung stinks!

posted on 18 Jun 2011, 19:36 13

2. ajac09 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


WIN SAMSUNG!!

posted on 18 Jun 2011, 23:21 2

13. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


haha well thy arent doing a very good job... asking for devices when they are the defendant? idk i think they shud be making a new lawsuit for that one,..

posted on 18 Jun 2011, 20:15 4

3. BigEaze22 (Posts: 25; Member since: 17 May 2011)


apple's screwin up. they have devices on there that came out before the iphone was in progress. then they say that samsung is harassing them. I say it's reverse. Apple just wants to hold samsung down until they see fit. It may also have to do with apple earning more than multiple competitors from the last chart. as far as close can go, apple was right in front of samsung.

posted on 19 Jun 2011, 00:26 2

24. stealthd (unregistered)


They're suing based on 28 patents, this isn't just about the iPhone.

posted on 18 Jun 2011, 20:21 2

4. deezy (Posts: 46; Member since: 10 Feb 2011)


Considering Apple contracts out suppliers for parts and the designing of their components, you'd figure they'd take it easy on the lawsuits with these others companies; companies who provide resources for the apple products.

posted on 19 Jun 2011, 14:06

39. Phoneguy007 (Posts: 218; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)


yea I agree...I think they are in the process of dropping samsung though.

posted on 18 Jun 2011, 20:22

5. deezy (Posts: 46; Member since: 10 Feb 2011)


http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/14/apple-said-to-b e-in-talks-with-samsung-to-buy-7-8-billion-worth/

posted on 18 Jun 2011, 21:17 5

6. Sam's Song (unregistered)


All Samsung has to do is say "Some of the phones Apple says we copied were INVENTED BEFORE YOU ASSWHOLES MADE THE IPHONE. So therefore since you claim they look so similiar we should be suing you."

Case closed.

Lol, then watch Apple be like "Hmmm, these phones really don't look that similiar."

posted on 18 Jun 2011, 23:55

18. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Then Samsung has nothing to be afraid of :)

And in case you didn't know. The court already granted Apple the right to check on several Samsung devices. Obviously Apple has a strong case :)

posted on 19 Jun 2011, 09:49 1

32. Sam's Song (unregistered)


Just because they got the right to the phones doesn't mean they have a strong case.

The phones are the only they need to be able to prove the case against Samsung.

posted on 19 Jun 2011, 10:39 2

35. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


they have been allowed to see RELEASED devices, they havent been allowed to see anything behind the development curtain. Neither side has been allowed that yet.

This is just apple crying wolf. They constantly get caught ripping off other companies (HELLO ANDROID-iOS5). Hell they just had to pay Nokia BILLIONS in fines for ripping them off.
Only idiot ibots think what apple is doing is a good thing.

Also, you know this is for real because Apple is looking for new chipset suppliers.. Samsung has been their guy since the beginning.

posted on 18 Jun 2011, 21:49 6

7. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


WHAT?! The DROID Charge?! The Infuse 4G?! The Sidekick?! The FU.CKING GRAVITY?!?!?!

Apple's leadership has lost their minds. Seriously.

posted on 18 Jun 2011, 23:05 5

11. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I just looked at the sidekick and gravity....which gravity, cuz the ones I seen dont look ANYTHING like an iPhone or the iPhone UI

Apple is smoking some serious stuff.....

posted on 18 Jun 2011, 23:22 2

14. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


why dont u press the app drawer button?

posted on 18 Jun 2011, 23:32 3

15. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Yea....uh...by the time someone presses the app drawer button on a phone with stock Android...I think they know its not an iPhone by then...

And in case you didnt know the 3 phones mentioned are listed for hardware too...

Unless all of a sudden the entire iPhone UI is 2-3 icons...

posted on 18 Jun 2011, 23:50 3

17. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Lucas, if anybody buys any of those phones, I can guarantee they're not buying them due to any faint resemblance to the iPhone.

posted on 19 Jun 2011, 09:52 1

33. Sam's Song (unregistered)


Doesn't the Android app drawer scroll up and down?

posted on 20 Jun 2011, 22:28

51. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


no we r talking about thee touchwiz here... and if a-pple pulls off a hardware sue, then i say good for them... its not like they dont let others sue them

posted on 18 Jun 2011, 22:01 2

8. Muaha (unregistered)


Previously, I kinda understood why Apple was doing this. I mean you gotta admit, the Galaxy S did sort of look like an iPhone. But I didn't get the Nexus S part.

But now, this doesn't make any sense at all! Some of these devices that just got added looks nothing like the iPhone. Look at the Replenish. It has a physical QWERTY keyboard and runs mostly on the stock interface. How does any of that look like any of the devices that Apple makes?! Even the Sidekick looks nothing like the iPhone...

posted on 18 Jun 2011, 23:20 2

12. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Yea the Replenish being mentioned is absolutely ridiculous.

posted on 19 Jun 2011, 14:41

44. stealthd (unregistered)


They don't have to look like the phone to infringe on a patent.

posted on 19 Jun 2011, 17:11 2

46. Muaha (unregistered)


The thing is, which patent?? I mean, look at the Replenish. In what way did that infringe on a patent? I don't really see any utility and design patents getting infringed on. Wouldn't this mean that all the other companies should be getting sued?

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 09:02

52. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Replenish: stock Android and looks like a Blackberry.

If anything Blackberry should be suing them...

posted on 18 Jun 2011, 22:23

9. IcheFae (unregistered)


And what about the other companies then? why not go after the G2x, or the plethora of HTC phones that look alike?

posted on 19 Jun 2011, 14:34 1

42. stealthd (unregistered)


They already are suing HTC and Motorola.

posted on 19 Jun 2011, 14:38

43. Phoneguy007 (Posts: 218; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)


I think they are more mad at sammy because they make a lot of parts for the iphone.

posted on 18 Jun 2011, 22:26 1

10. Neetin (unregistered)


Take a look at LG prada. I think Iphone 4 looks very similar to it. Ans they say they dont copy anything.

posted on 18 Jun 2011, 23:56

19. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Then let LG sue Apple :)

posted on 18 Jun 2011, 23:45 1

16. neo728 (unregistered)


HAHAHAHA Apple u lost it u better come out with something new and great to stay in the game.

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