Apple vs Samsung: trial for Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note

We haven’t even caught our breath over latest Samsung versus Apple developments, that the latter wants to go at it again. The American company recently made a new move on the South Korean one after the latter lost against Apple.

Apple went to war against Samsung with a revised complaint last Friday. This complaint is now aimed at Samsung’s Galaxy Note as well as the Galaxy S3 model.

This complaint was dealt with by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The latter announced that Samsung is to be made responsible for violating utility and design patents belonging to Apple. The addition of the Galaxy Note, the Galaxy S3 (besides the Galaxy Note 10.1 and the Galaxy S3 from Verizon) means that 21 Samsung devices are now under scrutiny.

The patents that are said to have been stolen by Samsung are the following: ‘604 “Universal search”, ‘721 “Slide-to-unlock”, ‘172 “Word completion” invention and, finally, ‘647 “Data Detectors”. The first in the list means that the user can take full advantage of a UI which offers him the possibility to look something up no matter where he is. The second patent comes with the advantage of unlocking the touchscreen by a simple gesture performed by the user. The third patent is going to provide help when it comes to give the user access to word recommendations. And that is done by the UI. The last patent is a way to find and then do an action on a structure that is found in data offered by a PC.Apple-vs-Samsung

All of these patents that Samsung seems to have used against Apple’s permission are very important to the company’s well-being on a more and more competitive market. A fact which is backed up by Apple’s announcement that Samsung is doing what they shouldn’t be doing.

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A Samsung representative already said that the complaints against the South Korean manufacturer refer to a number of 21 gadgets, as mentioned earlier, that the manufacturer started releasing last year and continued throughout this year. Which include smartphones, tablets and music players as follows: Galaxy S II (AT&T, T-Mobile and default version), S2 Skyrocket, Galaxy S 3, Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch, Exhibit II 4G, Nexus, Stratosphere, Galaxy Note, Illusion, and Captivate Glide. The tablets list contain the next names: Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, Galaxy Tab 8.9, Galaxy Note 10.1. The players are the next ones: Galaxy Player 4.0 / 5.0, Admire, Conquer 4G and Dart.

According to people who are observing this turn of events, it looks like the verdict of the trial that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California is going to give may very well mean a ban on Samsung sales. Which Apple will greatly take advantage of.