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Apple adds Samsung's flagship Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note to amended 'Galaxy Nexus' complaint

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Apple on Friday filed an amended complaint with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, adding two versions each of the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note to its original claims of patent infringement against a number of Samsung smartphones and tablets.

The case, not to be confused with the recently decided Apple v. Samsung trial, was first lodged in February, with Apple leveraging eight utility patents against 17 Samsung devices. At the time, it was said that Apple was taking direct aim at the Samsung-built Google-branded Galaxy Nexus with the complaint.

Along with the Galaxy S III and the Verizon version of the handset, Apple added the Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 10.1 to the list of infringing devices, bringing the total tally up to 21 accused devices. The S III made its U.S. debut in June, more than one year after Apple lodged its first complaint against Samsung in April 2011, accusing the company's products of copying the look and feel of the iPhone and iPad.

Apple claims it is suffering and will suffer irreparable harm from Samsung's violation of eight utility patents, four being asserted in the Apple v. Samsung case and four issued after that suit began. According to Apple, Samsung has "continued to flood the market with copycat products," since the separate landmark case started last year. In the intervening months, the Korean company has "continued to release new infringing products, including its current flagship device, the Galaxy S III."

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The four new patents Apple is leveraging against Samsung include the '647 "Data Detectors" patent, the '721 "Slide-to-unlock" property, the '172 "Word completion" invention and the '604 "Universal search" patent. The Cupertino tech giant successfully wielded the '721 "Data Detectors" patent to obtain an ITC sales ban against certain Android-based HTC handsets in December, however Google continued to implement the feature in its mobile operating system despite the suit's outcome.

From 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.





While Apple won a temporary injunction against the Galaxy Nexus in June on potential infringement of the '604 "Unified search" patent, Samsung was granted a stay pending appeal and the unit remains on sale today.

After being handed a sweeping victory in the broader Apple v. Samsung trial, Apple is now seeking a permanent sales ban against eight infringing Samsung smartphones. The Korean company has vowed to fight the injunction with "all necessary measures."
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There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already f*ed.

 

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Ouch!

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Boom.

 

Serious Apple is serious. 

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I am not going to read the filing but it looks like this is not for any HW design patents. If you think it is please show me where it say that in the document before saying that the S III, Note and Galaxy Nexus don't look like Apple products.

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Jelly bean took care of everything except for data sector. This is just sad apple. 

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Keep hitting them hard Apple! I've always wished for this to go thermonuclear! Apple shouldn't rest for a single moment! Keep them lawyers working 24-7-365, as there are plenty of copycats and rotten thieves out there left to sue.

 

And meanwhile, the propagandists will be hard at work, talking some nonsense about how this is bad for the consumer, some crap about having less options. Buying a stolen ripoff should not be an option, unless you are a slimy character who does not believe in IP rights. I say screw those kinds of consumers! 

 

And here's a special message for all Fandroids out there, I hope that the phone or tablet that you just bought ends up getting banned. You deserve it. Either way, your phone will be obsolete pretty soon, ban or no ban.lol.gif

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Here's a question: what differentiates these lawsuits from the one against Psystar in that Apple cannot (or just isn't) ask for the RECALL of all infringing product sold?

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Keep hitting them hard Apple! I've always wished for this to go thermonuclear! Apple shouldn't rest for a single moment! Keep them lawyers working 24-7-365, as there are plenty of copycats and rotten thieves out there left to sue.

I say 60-60-24-7-365! lol.gif

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1B may seem like a lot of money for Apple to win but the snail pace of court system means devices get banned just in time for Samsung to release another infringing device. 

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I am not going to read the filing but it looks like this is not for any HW design patents. If you think it is please show me where it say that in the document before saying that the S III, Note and Galaxy Nexus don't look like Apple products.

 

Yup, all software related, and via articles over the last month or so all should have been resolved by now. 

 

 

 

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The Cupertino tech giant successfully wielded the '721 "Data Detectors" patent to obtain an ITC sales ban against certain Android-based HTC handsets in December, however Google continued to implement the feature in its mobile operating system despite the suit's outcome.

 

Yes, because according what's been printed the current implementation is not what's patented. 

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this is a joke right? last i seen the 2 unlock screens have almost nothing in common. From Apple's unlock the screen you have to drag a small bar across the bottom of the screen. Otherwise on all Galaxy Devices you have so swipe the screen off in any direction. Whether it be up, down, left, right or any of 360 different directions ( seeing as originating from the middle of the screen you can vary in direction by 360 degrees).

And the search feature i believe has been an android feature since before the iPhone came out along with the voice recognition on the Google search bar to be able to speak a word and have the phone search for it.

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Jelly bean took care of everything except for data sector. This is just sad apple. 


yes but how many of these "infringing" products use Jelly Bean?

 

In any case, while I do support Apple ripping Sammy and Android new ones, I hope they settle the utility patents with a license agreement. I'm thinking $20 a pop for starters. These aren't the design/trade dress issues where Apple sued the crap out of Sammy.

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And the search feature i believe has been an android feature since before the iPhone came out…

 

 

Well? Is it?

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yes but how many of these "infringing" products use Jelly Bean?

 

In any case, while I do support Apple ripping Sammy and Android new ones, I hope they settle the utility patents with a license agreement. I'm thinking $20 a pop for starters. These aren't the design/trade dress issues where Apple sued the crap out of Sammy.

 

I'm willing to bet Samsung can roll out a 4.1 update a lot sooner than the court can act on this. Damn thing probably could have shipped with 4.1, for that matter. Proper incentive is all that's required.

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Jelly bean took care of everything except for data sector. This is just sad apple. 

 

Well they'd better hurry up with the updates, hadn't they?

 

Then you can thank Apple for Samsung finally getting off their lazy asses and releasing timely updates.

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And here's a special message for all Fandroids out there, I hope that the phone or tablet that you just bought ends up getting banned. You deserve it. Either way, your phone will be obsolete pretty soon, ban or no ban.lol.gif

 

What would be even worse than getting a phone banned would be if Samsung/Google had to remove the infringing features from the Android OS, so the banned phones in the wild would get gimped. In that event buyers could legitimately demand a replacement phone with the features they bought their initial phone for... tada! an iPhone!

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this is a joke right? last i seen the 2 unlock screens have almost nothing in common. From Apple's unlock the screen you have to drag a small bar across the bottom of the screen. Otherwise on all Galaxy Devices you have so swipe the screen off in any direction. Whether it be up, down, left, right or any of 360 different directions ( seeing as originating from the middle of the screen you can vary in direction by 360 degrees).

And the search feature i believe has been an android feature since before the iPhone came out along with the voice recognition on the Google search bar to be able to speak a word and have the phone search for it.

Oh boy, here we have a newbie with something important to say. NOT. Seeing as how the iPhone came out BEFORE the first Android phone (it took them awhile to completely change direction and copy the iPhone), your last sentence makes no sense.

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"I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve." - Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto

Naw, just a lazy greedy giant who will be filled with a terrible remorse.

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Originally Posted by Macky the Macky View Post
What would be even worse than getting a phone banned would be if Samsung/Google had to remove the infringing features from the Android OS, so the banned phones in the wild would get gimped. In that event buyers could legitimately demand a replacement phone with the features they bought their initial phone for... tada! an iPhone!

 

Ah, but people can't be forced to update their devices. They'll just continue using them as normal.


Heck, even when people want updates, the carriers refuse to push them out, so that's probably out of the question.

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And the search feature i believe has been an android feature since before the iPhone came out along with the voice recognition on the Google search bar to be able to speak a word and have the phone search for it.

 

I think the "search" feature on pre-iPhone devices had more to do with finding which combination of actions brought about being able to input a new contact in the phone's contact list.

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If it infringes, it infringes.  Simple as that, until the lawyers get involved that is.

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Apple is correct to protect it's properties, because if they don't... They will end up like Sony. This crusade is for past wrongs and preemptive strike on the behalf of future innovative products / software. Fight on Apple!!!
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Your the man.  I like your posts.

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I'm a gadget hoarder, and it took a week of owning a S3 to figure out the strange sense of deja vu I had...

 

It reminds me of a current gen iPod Touch.  Not just a little either.  

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Burn them down Apple, then go for the devil Google himself

 

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I don't know who are more childish,you 2 or Apple

Why, you're absolutely right, you incredibly mature and thoughtful person!

 

Apple is childish for protecting it's intellectual property. That makes perfect sense. Why didn't I come to that conclusion earlier?

 

Apple should just let this whole thing slide and allow everybody in the whole entire world to rip them off, whenever they please. Apple should just install live streaming cameras in their secret R&D rooms, and broadcast them to everybody on youtube who wants to watch, since Apple has now become a charity, and everything they make from now on will be entered into the public domain.

 

People who get their houses broken into and robbed shouldn't bother to file a police report, because that just adds to the work load of certain people, and frankly, it's just childish to go after people who have stolen and copied from you. Women shouldn't even bother to report any rapes, as frankly, that's just childish and poses unnecessary burdens on the perpetrator.

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Jelly bean took care of everything except for data sector. This is just sad apple. 


Took care of what?  You mean those issues that Fandroids have been screaming never existed.  The issues that iOS didn't have even when running on less powerful hardware compared to Android phones?

Please enlighten us uneducated folks.  What issues??

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Boom.

 

Serious Apple is serious. 

 

LOL. Is there a "just kidding" Apple?

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"I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve." - Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto

 

His fear was realized. The sleeping giant awoke and went thermonuclear on them (ok, technically it was fission, not fusion, but still nuclear).

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Let's get rid of law breaking Korean companies once and for all. Virginia court screwed another Korean company, Kolon, the other day for doing illegal things in America. Please get rid of Samsung, after all USA=United States of Apple.
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Well? Is it?

 

Search maybe. Universal Search no.
 
I am an Apple guy, and I support any company's decision to protect their designs and IP. That said, I am getting awfully tired of this. Ugh.
 
 
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Naw, just a lazy greedy giant who will be filled with a terrible remorse.


For a minute there, I thought you were talking about Apple.

It's that bad.

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Why, you're absolutely right, you incredibly mature and thoughtful person!

 

Apple is childish for protecting it's intellectual property. That makes perfect sense. Why didn't I come to that conclusion earlier?

 

Apple should just let this whole thing slide and allow everybody in the whole entire world to rip them off, whenever they please. Apple should just install live streaming cameras in their secret R&D rooms, and broadcast them to everybody on youtube who wants to watch, since Apple has now become a charity, and everything they make from now on will be entered into the public domain.

 

People who get their houses broken into and robbed shouldn't bother to file a police report, because that just adds to the work load of certain people, and frankly, it's just childish to go after people who have stolen and copied from you. Women shouldn't even bother to report any rapes, as frankly, that's just childish and poses unnecessary burdens on the perpetrator.

 

 

You should have read business law book. I think you are not familiar with any law!

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You should have read business law book. I think you are not familiar with any law!

It depends which book you believe that I should read; Samsung's favorite book, "Everything you always wanted to know about IP theft, but were afraid to ask", or Apple's favorite book, "Don't Fcuk with us, or we shall definitely obliterate you.".

 

Personally, I'm a fan of Apple's book.

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I'm a gadget hoarder, and it took a week of owning a S3 to figure out the strange sense of deja vu I had...

 

It reminds me of a current gen iPod Touch.  Not just a little either.  

 

What?
 
As the owner of a both a Galaxy SIII and a 'current generation' iPod Touch I can only draw one of 3 conclusions from your little 'claim':
 
01) You Do Not Own Both Devices, therefore you've have never made any such comparisons of the two devices.
 
02) You Simply Have No Idea of What You Speak, therefore unable to properly discern the differences between the devices.
 
03) You Are Lying (or at the very least blind), given that the devices in question are of different shapes, aspect-ratios, sizes, colors, substrate/material construction, UI look/configuration, et al.
 

 

Anyway... It's going to be quite interesting WHEN Apple's little sue-rage gets to the higher courts and these nonsensical 'patents' are invalidated.

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It depends which book you believe that I should read; Samsung's favorite book, "Everything you always wanted to know about IP theft, but were afraid to ask", or Apple's favorite book, "Don't Fcuk with us, or we shall definitely obliterate you.".

 

Personally, I'm a fan of Apple's book.

 

I am talking business law book not a samsung book or apple book which you want! Then enjoying your apple book!

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Good. Hit them where it hurt. The damages Samsung is ordered to pay, along with any device banning, is absolutely nothing compared to how much they benefited from aping the iPhone. Simply put, slavishly copying the iPhone is what made Samsung popular in the phone business and into the juggernaut they are today. Samsung's phone were all fourth rate, forgettable garbage before their iPhone knockoffs came out. Shitty flip-phones, nowhere near the quality of Nokia/RIM/Motorola, and Blackberry knockoffs (Samsung Blackjack). 

 

Read this:

 

http://pandodaily.com/2012/08/25/copying-works-how-samsungs-decision-to-mimic-apple-paid-off-in-spades/

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What?
 
As the owner of a both a Galaxy SIII and a 'current generation' iPod Touch I can only draw one of 3 conclusions from your little 'claim':
 
01) You Do Not Own Both Devices, therefore you've have never made any such comparisons of the two devices.
 
02) You Simply Have No Idea of What You Speak, therefore unable to properly discern the differences between the devices.
 
03) You Are Lying (or at the very least blind), given that the devices in question are of different shapes, aspect-ratios, sizes, colors, substrate/material construction, UI look/configuration, et al.
 

 

Anyway... It's going to be quite interesting WHEN Apple's little sue-rage gets to the higher courts and these nonsensical 'patents' are invalidated.

 

Hi Mr Harder.

 

I've got a Galaxy Nexus and an iPhone 4 and an HTC Cha Cha but I can't be bothered taking photo's, I did make this video demonstrating how an S III lags slightly when swiping your finger across the screen.

 

What's that thing with the screen going black when opening Java programs, it's pretty annoying and what's with that blue glow crap when you reach the end of a list, is that trying to hide Apple's bounce back?

 

I can make another video of that if you want.

 


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