For those who thought that the Apple-Samsung saga was over with the US jury ruling in favour of the Cupertino-based tech giant, there’s more to come.
Apple on Friday filed a new, improved and amended complaint against Samsung. You can see the entire PDF doc of the complaint here.
The new complaint has a total of 21 Samsung devices that Apple wants banned. These include the Galaxy S III, Galaxy S III – Verizon, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Player 4.0 and Galaxy Player 5.0 media players, and the Galaxy Note 10.1.
In the complaint Apple has also added new patents to the list which were not part of the earlier case that was filed against Samsung. The case against the Samsung Galaxy S III and other smartphones is a separate patent case.
Some of these are:
Patent 647 which is about a system and the methods involved for performing an action on a structure in computer-generated data.
Patent 599 which deals with Universal interface for retrieval of information in a computer system.
Patent 721 which deals with Unlocking a device by performing gestures
Patent 172 which is linked to method, system, and graphical user interface for providing word recommendations or the auto-correct feature.
Patent 760 which deals with missed telephone call management.
Apple alleges in the document that, Samsung has systematically copied Apple’s innovative technology and products features, and designs, and has deluged markets with infringing devices in an effort to usurp market share from Apple.
The complaint also states that despite the earlier lawsuit, Samsung has continued to flood the market with copycat products, including at least 17 new infringing products released prior to filing the original complaint in the instant action.
The complaint also mentions the Galaxy S III as a device that infringes on many of Apple’s earlier patents as well.
The US jury has already ruled in favour of Apple and fined Samsung $1.05 bn for infringing Apple’s patents in the earlier. Judge Lucy Koh has set 6 December as the date for Apple’s injunction request against Samsung’s devices. You can view the list of eight smartphones that Apple wants banned from the earlier case here. Koh could also increase the fine against Samsung. For now the Galaxy Nexus S is already banned in the US.