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.

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

152. Valanten

Posts: 28; Member since: Apr 07, 2009

I'll NEVER, NEVER, NEVER,...did I say never? will buy an apple product, even I have to use a brick phone from 1980s. F*ck you and kiss my ass rotten aple!!!!!!!!!

151. steven252000

Posts: 64; Member since: Feb 10, 2010

I so truly wish that the Apple Iphone 5 would be a big failure. I know it won't be but I can wish. I hate what Apple has become.

150. phitch

Posts: 214; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Dear iPhone fans remember when you were all saying this?http://forums.appleinsider.com/t/70657/iphone-copies-lgs-new-prada-phone Really, you knew you copied LG and the excuses were, and I quote: "You cannot patent how something looks." "Stupidest FUD ever. How different are two portable full screen touch pads going to look? They are going to be blank surfaced rectangles, for god's sake." "Your eyes are fooling you. Similar doesn't mean copy. It's simply convergent evolution or convergent ideas." "I think every touchscreen phone will HAVE to have the same basic design, it's what you do with it after that that matter." The irony really knocks me out.

149. karoafriyie

Posts: 19; Member since: Aug 19, 2012

what is next? apple building court houses?

144. Davyswin

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

AND... are there any other american phone manufacturers? did apple run em out? make sure they didnt make it? i think they are just pissed they cant keep the foreign companys on lockdown. I think Rich people(billionaires) who are are about to die, should just put money in a topple apple foundation.

145. phitch

Posts: 214; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Apple isn't a manufacturer of anything. They design stuff, that is it. They are a glorified blueprint and patent factory. They don't build a single component in a single one of their devices. In fact, Samsung has more manufacturing plants in the USA dedicated to making parts for the iPhone than Apple has in the entire world. Think about that.

143. Davyswin

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

I am just ashamed, this is the company... that represents MY country. I think as americans, apple should start to step up an act more (whatever the opposite of what they are).

121. JunkCreek

Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

@JessJess especially NEVER tossed a tiger witht APPLE. i just remember, we here in indonesia has a fantasy warrior called wiro sableng has special move called "kunyuk melempar buah" (monkey throwing fruits) which is often use to deflect any weapon, attack trown by enemies nor just an evade attacks to unknown enemies at somewhere. i wonder if it is apple he is throwing.

119. bomariam1

Posts: 43; Member since: May 08, 2012

Don't sell any thing to the US. Just a lawyer office to sui apple if they copy any thing.

118. Kim_geekgurl

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

seriously? i have like 10 Apple gadgets including iphone 4 and ipad 2.i luv apple but this is too much.i'm gonna start crying if they don't leave samsung alone.leave them alone!! puhleeeeezz. huhuhuhhhhh :( :(

116. JessJess unregistered

Never scratch a tiger with a short stick.

115. techguy22

Posts: 227; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

i wonder if they going to win this one too. im pretty sure they would after all its in US and their own state. i love you USA,..you have a perfect justice system. flaw-free

112. odachek

Posts: 139; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

I watched the new reality series Hotel Hell by Gordon Ramsay, when he asked the employees who is the most important person running a business, everyone said it's the owner...Gordon was pissed and said, "It's the guests, the customers!" So I think Apple has been focus too much on lawsuits and forgotten about their customers...com'on Apple, you need to stop all these nonsense and step on the gas to come out with competitive designs or else you will lose your customers day by day...

127. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

109. JunkCreek

Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

once they beaten by microsoft, so they desperately not to loose to their last succeed products, iphone and ipad. mac already just like a porsche, cool to have but less anybody in the world to use, compare to ferrari, bmw or even nissan, toyota, bmw, mercedes, ford ect. but, the use litigation instead of make better product and fight. they make consumers loose choices and become dependent to one brand. even microsoft stilk has cross platform software even codes.

114. korean411

Posts: 92; Member since: May 04, 2009

i agree. they need to go back and refocus on what they are doing. and stop doing this nonsense. cause in the long run if they are keep on doing this it will hurt the market alot more and they will lose lots of image and customers along the way

108. korean411

Posts: 92; Member since: May 04, 2009

so let met get this straight if iphone only slide unlocks left to right while the gs3 and gnote plus note 10.1 can unlock any way u choose like down to up upper corner to lower corner they is automatically copying, hmm that's weird. universal search also weird. so pretty much under my understanding that are very urgent to slow the sales as possible before the iphone 5 launch hmm. all i have to say is well just like what they tried to do right before the galaxy s III launch in the US. it won't work. not necessarily mean it will get dismissed fast, it just won't work. I won't be surprised if apple tries the exact same this when the galaxy note II comes out. Last but not least i am going to say the same thing as i always been saying, this whole thing is a bunch of a time waster. i am going to see closely to see what apple does different with their new phone and if what samsung said is true about if they have lte we will sue, then well we can start the cycle all over again. this is ridiculous.

107. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

Apple is the most ignant company ever!!!! So what if Samsung have devices that are similar to yours, you're still the #1 mobile retailer in the world!!!!!!!!!! Apple are such..........Id say it, but i have to remain PG-13 lol. Ever since Steve Jobs passed away, they went from innovators to crybabies because everyone else wants to copy them!!! If I were them, Id be privileged that they're copying me lol

103. sudbury78

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

Stop whining and complaining you android lovers. The king of the world can and will Win any and all court proceedings and for those wishing the i5 fails... Bahahahahahahaha. Will put sales through the roof and I'll be here to laugh :)

105. phitch

Posts: 214; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Except Apple has lost in almost every single court of law -- except in the US.

126. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Even with all the sale records...and each version out selling the previous version.... it hasnt hurt Android yet. So who really has the last laugh....?

102. phitch

Posts: 214; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Didn't Apple attempt to add these into the original lawsuit but Judge Koh told them not unless they waited to delay the trial? Now they are sticking them on top of a judgement already rendered? These phones were not found guilty of anything involved in the trial, and the things they were guilty of have had workarounds. Software and design patents need to disappear. As for prior art: Samsung had a patent for a touch screen phone in 2006, Apple did not apply for the design patent for the iPhone until 2007 after the LG Prada was shown. And the basis of all modern phones comes from a Canon patent from 1993 --http://www.google.com/patents?id=27gqAAAAEBAJ&printsec=abstract&zoom=4#v=onepage&q&f=false.

101. yatmiko

Posts: 37; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

I hate you apple and no way I will think to buy your product

100. avasponge

Posts: 44; Member since: May 03, 2012

Apple, when will you learn that you can't just sue Samsung because you lack the innovation that the Galaxy S3 has. So shut up Apple!

98. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

125. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Great find. I learned some things with this. So.....we can thank Xerox for the UI AND the mouse...lol. Already knew about Finger Works and app stores. The tablet will be dissected by Apple fanboys but whatever....I just go by the digital photo frame by....Samsung from 2006....that looks alot like an iPad from the front. The Dock and OS X is interesting. Knew about Unix....didnt know the connection to AT&T tho. Maybe thats why the iPhone was exclusive to AT&T for all these years. Very nice find.

148. dragonstkdgirl

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

I love this. Great example of how Apple didn't really create much of anything, they either bought out the company who did, redesigned it and slapped an Apple logo on it, or merely made their version the widely known version by strategic marketing. Their genius is really only in the marketing department. Kind of reminds me of the handful of scientists who all claimed to have invented the radio - and the popularly "known" inventor was merely taking credit for changing what someone else had created.

97. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

JEEZES APPLE PLEASE STOP WITH THIS B.S. getting sick and tired of your little whining a$$. GSIII or the NOTE doesn't look a DAMN THING LIKE YOUR CRAPPY IPHONE. Getting sick and tired of articles like this B.S.

93. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Ah well, if the courts side with APPLE - and, they will, at least in the states, then an update will take care of this: 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).

110. JC557

Posts: 1927; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Sadly a lot of that has already been done long before Apple's icrap-form-over-function products. Credits belong to: Neonode, Nokia, Motorola, Sharp, Panasonic, Sanyo, Sony, Google, Samsung, Microsoft, Corel, Palm, HP, IBM, Cisco, Xerox along with their subsidiaries and startups purchased by said companies. There are more but you get the idea. Apple did contribute but not as much as the others, also Apple can f**k off.

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