Apple’s expands U.S. lawsuit against Samsung lawsuit to 8 patents, naming 17 products

“On Saturday, I reported on Apple’s request for a U.S. preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus (co-developed by Google) based on four patents,” Florian Mueller reports for FOSS Patents. “At the time, the main complaint was not publicly accessible, but I expected it to involve a broader set of allegations. I have now downloaded the full complaint.”

“For the preliminary injunction bid, Apple focused on only one out of 17 products and on four out of eight patents,” Mueller reports. “This lawsuit is going to be huge.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: The noose tightens.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]

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  1. What about the China suit that attempts to prohibit the export of iPads from China? Apple has a claim against it for the iPad name in the country of origin.

    As to the theftware known of as Android: bring it on.

    1. According to China officials nothing will be done about exports of iPads which if you think about it anyway means iPads are being sent OUT of China where there is no name dispute anyway. Doubtful much will happen inside China either. Apple will sette or sue and eventually it’ll go away.

  2. Now it all makes sense. The Galaxy Note was Samsung’s back up plan. When they have no mobile products left that they can legally sell, they will throw Microsoft ME software on it to recreate the early tablet experience, Get your stylus ready folks!

  3. Samsung has to feel as though they’re staring down the Death Star on approach to Alderaan. Except, in this case, Alderaan is a hive of scum and villainy and the Death Star is holy warrior bent on the eradication of evil.

    Or, if you prefer metaphors that don’t put the good guys in bad guy roles and vice-versa:

    Samsung is Sauron, the Galaxy Nexus is The One Ring, and Apple is about to hurl the blasted thing into the fires of Mount Doom (Microsoft is Gollum, Oracle is Samwise in this scenario).

  4. These protracted legal proceedings are costly, unpredictable, time consuming and bad press for both sides. Hence, this game of corporate chess will end with a substantial monetary settlement to Apple, and perhaps a royalty agreement to boot.

    1. Apple is not interested in a small amount of Samsung’s money. They are in this for Samsung’s head on a platter.

      Android is a stolen product and Apple won’t rest while it copies any significant part of the iPhone. In other words it needs to stop being attractive by way of ripping off Apple. Go back to copying RIM.

      1. Exactly: there will never be a royalty payment for ripping off the iPhone. There will only be cease and decist orders, injunctions, and wholesale forfeiture of profits.

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