Apple turning up the screws on Samsung, trying to ban the Samsung Galaxy S 3


After Apple’s sweeping victory against Samsung last week, the battle front is moving into the a new court case, which is expected to address the fundamentals of Android more directly, and includes the Samsung Google Nexus.

Apple is charging Samsung with infringement of 8 utility patents:

  • U.S. Patent No. 8,074,172 – "Method, System, and Graphical User Interface for Providing Word Recommendations"
  • U.S. Patent No. 5,946,647 – "System and Method for Performing an Action on a Structure in Computer-Generated Data"
  • U.S. Patent No. 8,046,721 – "Unlocking a Device by Performing Gestures on an Unlock Image"
  • U.S. Patent No. 8,086,604 – "Universal Interface for Retrieval of Information in a Computer System"’647 "Data Detectors" patent
  • ‘721 "Slide-to-unlock" property
  • ‘172 "Word completion" invention
  • ‘604 "Universal search" patent.
  • Apple is now asking for an injunction against 21 Samsung devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S 3 and the new Galaxy Note.

    Apple has already had some success against HTC using the some of the same patents, which due to the large number of patents involved  and the fundamental nature of some could leave Samsung with a steep challenge of creating work-arounds.

    Samsung executives have told Korea Times that while they would defend themselves vigorously against the charges and work to keep their products on sale in USA, they would also diversify into other products running Windows, suggesting Samsung’s Windows Phones, like the Samsung Ativ , may benefit disproportionately from Apple’s attack on Samsung.


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