Apple goes after Galaxy S3, Note in new court filing
Coming off its big victory in its patent suit against Samsung in a Northern California court, Apple has filed an amended complaint with the same court in a separate case -- adding the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note to the list of Samsung devices it says infringe its intellectual property.
As reported by Apple Insider, the filing was made earlier today and involves a complaint first made in February that charged 17 Samsung devices with violating utility patents owned by Apple.
In relation to that complaint -- again, it's separate from the headline-grabbing case that began in April 2011 and wound up last Friday with an overwhelming win for Apple -- the iPhone and iPad maker sought a sales ban on Samsung's Galaxy Nexus smartphone. The San Jose, Calif., court where the complaint was filed granted the ban, but it has been temporarily lifted while it's on appeal before a court in Washington, D.C.
In the amended complaint filed today, Apple says "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" and it lists the Galaxy S3, the Galaxy S3 -- Verizon, and the Galaxy Note smartphones, as well as the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, among the other products.
Apple would no doubt like to put the kibosh on the Galaxy S3, which has enjoyed brisk sales and has, according to analysts, helped increase Samsung's lead over Apple in the two companies' smartphone sales competition. The Note seems to be doing OK too, if numbers released by Samsung are any indication.
The Amended complaint is embedded below.
Update, 8:38 p.m. PT:Details and links added throughout.