Apple adds Samsung Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note to ongoing U.S. patent lawsuit
Apple might have already won $1 billion dollars in one U.S. lawsuit against partner/rival Samsung, but they've still got others pending, and they've now added Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note devices to the list of products they claim infringe Apple patents. Reuters' Andrew Longstreth reports:
In February, Apple alleged that at least 17 Samsung products infringe its patents. In a court filing made in San Jose federal court on Friday, Apple added four more products to the list of allegedly infringing products that have been released beginning in August 2011 and continuing through this month.
Here's the amended rundown, via Jerry Hildenbrand of Android Central:
The additions are the Galaxy S3 (Galaxy S III), the Verizon specific Galaxy S III, the Galaxy Note, and the Galaxy Note 10.1. These devices will join the Galaxy S II Skyrocket, the Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch, the Galaxy S II, the T-Mobile Galaxy S II, the AT&T Galaxy S II, the Galaxy Nexus, the Illusion, the Captivate Glide, the Exhibit II 4G, the Stratosphere, the Transform Ultra, the Admire, the Conquer 4G, and the Dart on the smartphone side, and the Galaxy Player 4.0, the Galaxy Player 5.0, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and the Galaxy Tab 8.9 tablets.
The patents Apple is claiming are being violated are:
In lawsuits, like any form of business dealing, it's not unusual to go in asking for the moon, figuring you're going to have to settle for less. Any company that bothers to sue is going to sue big. Depending on Samsung, all of it could disappear in one software update. Depending on the judge, it might get whittled back down before trial. Depending on the jury, it might get whittled down further in the verdict.
That's if Apple and Samsung don't settle first. But in the global game of Apple vs. Samsung patent chess, we're still position pawns and trading pieces. And Google is still sitting safely beside its castle.