After winning an US$1-billion patent infringement case against Samsung in a California court, Apple wants a ban on the company’s Galaxy S III, Note and Note 10.1 smartphones.
Apple has amended a complaint to include more products to a list of Samsung gadgets that the company says infringes on its patents. “The addition of the S III is a formality,” writes “FOSS Patents” (http://macte.ch/NCjUy). “Apple already tried to add the S III to the preliminary injunction motion targeting the Galaxy Nexus, but thought it prudent to refrain from an assertion that could have complicated that particular process and possibly even delayed the trial of the earlier lawsuit. It was always clear that outside the preliminary injunction process, the S III was going to be a issue in this lawsuit since it was launched not long after the filing of the complaint, making a timely amendment of the list of accused products an option that Apple definitely going to choose.
This is all part of the ongoing, global legal battle. Apple and Samsung have filed more than 30 lawsuits against each other across four continents. For example, Apple alleges that Samsung copied the slide-to-unlock technology of its iPhone and iPad devices.