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

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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152 Comments

1. J1919

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Dear Apple, F*ck Off. Sincerely, Everyone

5. J1919

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

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

28. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

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

77. Lwazi_N

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

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

117. iami67

Posts: 330; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

43. MeoCao unregistered

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

71. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

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

104. moroninc

Posts: 193; Member since: Jul 14, 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

10. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 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!

64. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

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

67. Forsaken77

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

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

99. cristhiansaid

Posts: 30; Member since: Jun 25, 2010

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

19. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

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

44. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Nuke the rotten apple!

57. sakib.ahsan

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

What he said!!!!!

24. The_Godfather

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 26, 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

30. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

36. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 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.

70. Forsaken77

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 09, 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.

95. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 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.

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?

69. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 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.

123. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 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

128. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

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

133. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 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

73. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 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!

106. moroninc

Posts: 193; Member since: Jul 14, 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.

131. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 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.

130. willard12 unregistered

Like 4g patents?

60. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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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