California’s Apple was recently awarded $1 billion after what seemed like a never-ending courtroom bickering session with South Korea’s Samsung. But that’s the end of it, right? Nah, far from it.
Apple, not content with that cheque for $1 billion, has now added the Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note to an existing complaint.
As a result of the complaint, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was banned, then it wasn’t, then it was, then it wasn’t, then everyone pretty much stopped caring. Ultimately, Sammo was granted a stay pending appeal.
The complaint mentions eight patents, including slide-to-unlock, word completion, and universal search. Samsung could potentially address at least some of the eight with software updates.
With two versions of the Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note added, that brings the total number of devices listed in the complaint to 21.
An excerpt reads: “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. Since then, Samsung has continued to release new infringing products, including its current flagship device, the Galaxy S III.”
Yeah, it’s pretty easy to confuse the 4.8in Samsung Galaxy S III and the 5.3in Samsung Galaxy Note with the 3.5in iPhone. Poor Apple. It doesn’t stand a chance out there.