Apple Taking Aim At Galaxy S III And Galaxy Note In Updated Galaxy Nexus Complaint

Apparently not content with a $US1 billion verdict in its favour, Apple is trudging ever forward in its patent war against Samsung and this time it's taking aim at a slew of more current phones including the Galaxy Note and Samsung's flagship Galaxy S III.

The move comes as an addendum to the injunction against the Nexus that popped up a while back, distinctly different from the suit that was settled last week. Apple insists that its suffering irreparable damage from the sale of these devices and that Samsung has "continued to flood the market with copycat products." The patents Apple is bringing to bear on the 21 additional Samsung phones include classic hits like '647 "Data Detectors" and '721 "Slide-to-unlock".

Apple Insider dug the following text out of the amended complaint:

These infringing Samsung products include the at least 21 new smartphones, media players, and tablets that Samsung has released beginning in August 2011 and continuing through August 2012. Specifically, Samsung has imported into, offered for sale, or sold in the United States at least the following products, each of which infringes Apple's patent rights: the Galaxy S III, Galaxy S III — Verizon, Galaxy Note, Galaxy S II Skyrocket, Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch, Galaxy S II, Galaxy S II - T-Mobile, Galaxy S II - AT&T, Galaxy Nexus, Illusion, Captivate Glide, Exhibit II 4G, Stratosphere, Transform Ultra, Admire, Conquer 4G, and Dart smartphones, the Galaxy Player 4.0 and Galaxy Player 5.0 media players, and the Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and Galaxy Tab 8.9 tablets.

Sure, last week's verdict was a big win for Apple, but many of the phones included in that case haven't actually been on sale (or particularly relevant) for a while. Getting shut down on the Galaxy S III or the Note could seriously cramp Samsung's style. We'll have to wait and see if the court thinks the direction Samsung's been heading with its newer phones is sufficiently unique. [Apple Insider via Engadget]


Comments

    Wow. The S3 atleast looks alot different.
    And the note is used a completely different way?

      I don't think they are claiming they infringed on looks this time. It's functionality.

        I would have thought the functionality of the Note with the stylus would make it different enough. :(

    Boo. I got my S 3 because it is NOT an iPhone.

    i dont slide to unlock... i face to unlock :P

    Yawn. This will never end now. Imagine if Ford sued every car manufacturer for using a device that holds wheels on a car (the nut), or an atmosphere deflector shield (windscreen)..

    The sooner Google pull out some freshly purchased Motorola patents and start slapping Apple around, the better.

      Ford are illustrious patent trolls. Bad example. Even recently they jump all over patents.
      http://media.ford.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=35995
      The car industry has had just as many patent wars over the years but for the most part they have learnt and are more prone to license rather than steal or borrow.

        Incidentally I forgot to mention that the original patent nuts and bolts were filed in 1859 by a brilliant guy called William J. Clark.
        Patents last about 20 years so if Ford had've been a bit faster making cars he would have collected royalties from them.
        The only way around patents is innovation. This is not Samsung's forte. They are into selling screens in whatever way is possible.

          Wow, try to make a comment and captain car patent kills me off... ;-)

          Fair points though. But at the same time a number of the patents that apple seem to keep saying have never been done before by anyone is kind of crazy. Just take a look at the giz post about the LG touch/I/tablet pad, and tell me that that is not grounds for lgto pull out a lawsuit.

          Apple said they had the idea for a tablet device. That lg thing dates to the early 00`s...

    Don't know the ability for them to stop the sales of the product before the appeal goes through? After that if they win, possibly.

    How is "slid to unlock" something they can sue apple for??? A) that feature is android based, so thats google's department. And secondly not that many people even have slide to unlock since droids just bring up the num code/pattern thingy straight away if you have it set to that.

      @Cloltzer Dont you mean "something they can sue Samsung for???

    Last I heard Samsung has a good case for a retrial on that billion dollar Apple win! Chances are it will get thrown out this time. If I was Samsung I'd tell Apple to find some other sucker to supply their shit from now on, or at least double my prices. Sure they lose a big buyer, but enough is enough surely?

      You have heard hey?

      Um... I'm guessing that you have no idea how the business world works.

    How about they give an apple user an android phone like an s3 in court and get them to try and use it with no instruction then explain how its the same. I bet they could get as far as unlocking it and opening an app and beyond that they would be lost. There is no way either structural or funtional that android or samsung is the same or can be mistaken for a bloody iphone. The quicker Apple die out the better as far as im concerned.

    Trying to monopolise the market and push out any competion is low and makes Apple whether they have a victory in court or not SORE LOSERS!!!

      "Trying to monopolise the market and push out any competion is low"
      Said right after "The quicker Apple die out the better as far as im concerned."

      Isn't that you advocating Samsung to monopolise the market and push out any competition?

    you can't buy a fleshlight accessory for the note, but the ipad you can. i dont think apple wants that accessory shared to the competitor

    Another reason the US patent system is so wrong. Imagine a restaurant putting a patent on the taste and texture of a medium cooked steak. I'm surprised they haven't already. It would seem the patent system makes it that easy. Besides, good artists copy but great artists steal. So never be shameless about stealing good ideas.

      they haven't... but someone has patented a cut of beef and how to cook that... (its like a cut that normaly gets chucked away or minced).

    For my first smartphone, I was seriously thinking about getting an iPhone. Decided I wanted a galaxy s3 instead. Apple can blow me.

    All the Android manufacturers should refuse to sell to America due to Apples anti competitive nature and then watch the telco's go nuts because they have no phones to sell. They in turn will kick up a stink and then the government will be forced to step in and do something to stop Apple's childish antics.

    Samsung for the last few years has been the second most prolific patent writer/creator via the USPO Intel has won the crown for the last 19 years !! Samsungs numbers for 2011: 4900 ,Intel 5900, so where was Apple? 39th with 670 patents for 2011. I don't think you can argue Samsung isn't creative or innovative with those numbers.

      Yes but Samsungs patents would extend across all its many other product lines - fridges, TVs, DVD/BLuRay players, microwaves, washing machines.... Etc.

      Not really a fair comparison?

        Actually Lj, it is an entirely fair comparison.

    Woops my mistake ,correction IBM instead of Intel should be inserted in the above post, Intel was listed as 16th with 1200 applications for patents.

    Apple proved their case and won in court. Samsung stole their ideas and patents so cry all they want but Samsung were proved in court to be theives.

      obvious troll is obvious

        Samsung maybe called a thief but to take patents and ideas that were Apple and then make a product that gives Apple so much concern that the y (Apple) take Samsung to court should ring alarm bells. Watch out Apple owning patents can get only so much income, actually doing something that sells can get so much more.

      It is being re-trialled and this time the bias will be removed, bias just like yours!

        I see no bias. I see nothing to suggest bias in the trial either.

        You were there were you? Or are you just working on your own pro-samsung bias?

    Apple should calm the fark down and learn to play nice. They're digging at nothing right now just to shut Samsung out of the market. I'm never going to buy from apple again.

    how come Giz has not mentioned Apple losing their case against Samsung in Tokyo?..just asking

    Samsung is the way to go.
    Beter phones at a better price.
    I will definately get the Note 2.

    Its all about choice, some choose iphone, others choose Samsung.
    I chose samsung.

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