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

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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52 Comments

1. hellopeople

Posts: 16; Member since: May 10, 2011

u gotta win this apple! samsung stinks!

2. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

WIN SAMSUNG!!

13. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 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,..

3. BigEaze22

Posts: 25; Member since: May 17, 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.

24. stealthd unregistered

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

4. deezy

Posts: 46; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

39. Phoneguy007

Posts: 218; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

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

5. deezy

Posts: 46; Member since: Feb 10, 2011

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

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."

18. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 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 :)

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.

35. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

7. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

WHAT?! The DROID Charge?! The Infuse 4G?! The Sidekick?! The FU.CKING GRAVITY?!?!?! Apple's leadership has lost their minds. Seriously.

11. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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.....

14. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

why dont u press the app drawer button?

15. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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...

17. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

33. Sam's Song unregistered

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

51. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 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

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...

12. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Yea the Replenish being mentioned is absolutely ridiculous.

44. stealthd unregistered

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

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?

52. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Replenish: stock Android and looks like a Blackberry. If anything Blackberry should be suing them...

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?

42. stealthd unregistered

They already are suing HTC and Motorola.

43. Phoneguy007

Posts: 218; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

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

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.

19. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Then let LG sue Apple :)

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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