Late Tuesday, Apple expanded its litagation against Samsung to include the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S III. They asked to “supplement the record regarding Samsung’s Galaxy S III product“. This joins the Samsung Galaxy Nexus as products Apple believes have violated their patents.
According to FOSS Patents, Apple targeted the Galaxy Nexus for violation of four patents. Apple hasn’t had extensive time with the newly released Galaxy S III, but are investigating possible violations of their slide-to-unlock and autocomplete patents. This move comes on the heels of a San Jose, CA court rejecting Apple’s call for a ban on Samsung tablet sales in the US.
So much for speculation that Apple CEO Tim Cook would not continue the war on Android. In May, HTC’s new flagship One X phone was delayed at customs for almost a week. The result was a delay for customers who pre-ordered the phone.
Apparently, Apple lawyers contacted Samsung about on May 31st asking them, “confirm that it will not launch the Galaxy S III in the United States until the Court has ruled on Apple’s preliminary injunction motion“. Samsung replied, “Apple’s pending Preliminary Injunction Motion will have no bearing on the release date of the Galaxy S III“.
Samsung replied to the motion late this afternoon:
“If Apple wishes to seek an injunction against the Galaxy S III, the Court should require Apple to file a new motion and allow the parties to develop a full factual record on all four factors. Accordingly, the Court should reject Apple’s motion to amend its current notice of motion for a preliminary injunction.”
FOSS Patents does a great job breaking down this motion along with the continuing saga of the Apple vs Android legal bruhaha.
Source: FOSS Patents