Apple cranks Samsung complaint up a few notches

Apple cranks Samsung complaint up a few notchesIf you’re unfamiliar with Apple’s complaint against Samsung, essentially the Californians claim that the Koreans have ripped off the iPhone and iPad. A bold claim indeed.

Apple recently described Samsung’s request to see the iPad 3 and iPhone 5 as “harassment”, and now – in the latest installment of the ongoing saga – Apple has amended and expanded its original complaint.

The copycat claim has been reworded for a start, and Apple isn’t holding back. It now says that Samsung has been the boldest of all copycats, and that its products “blatantly imitate the appearance of Apple's products to capitalize on Apple's success."

The original complaint named the Samsung Captivate, Continuum, Vibrant, Galaxy S 4G, Epic 4G, Indulge, Mesmerize, Showcase, Fascinate, Nexus S, Gem, Transform, Intercept, and Acclaim smartphones, and the original 7in Samsung Galaxy Tab.

The amended complaint adds the Droid Charge, Exhibit 4G, Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Prevail, Galaxy S (i9000), Gravity, Infuse 4G, Nexus S 4G, Replenish, Sidekick, Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy S II.

There’s also a chance that Apple might move to stop the new Samsung Galaxy Tabs and Galaxy S II, among others, from being released.

For a massively in-depth dissection of the revision, head over to Foss Patents.

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JanSt / MOD  Jun. 18, 2011 at 15:54

Next they'll want my Nokia 1110 just for the heck of it... :p
In fairness, Samsung deserve punishment - not for copycatting iPhones but for shabby quality... Karma?
Not befor we can write 'out of court settlement' on a rice corn.

blizzard7  Jun. 18, 2011 at 16:05

I don't get it.Why would you want to repeatedly go after the only company capable of supplying enough components for you?

sankit1988  Jun. 18, 2011 at 20:06

if apple is so much disappointed by samsung as it copied n made a neck to neck competition wid apple.......frm dis it is clear dat samsung is gvng good quality which apple is nt digesting n see if samsung is so much in news den it proves in itself that it is superior dan apple otherwise apple would nt hv launched der problem wid samsung........hv fun .....samsung rocksssss n have already captured 87%share in mobile industry.

Dazz2k  Jun. 24, 2011 at 07:16

Easy for you to say sankit! I can see why you would need a smart phone. Sounds to me that Apple aren't happy that they have Samsung snapping at their heels with rival tech and perhaps we're talking sour grapes rather than actual copyright infringement. While they're busy socking it to Samsung their other rivals are becoming more popular too...look out Motorola and HTC :)

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