After Apple defeated Samsung in a Californian court last week we all knew that they would be going after new devices. We didn’t have to wait long for Apple’s new hit list. The next trail is slated to take place in 2013 lawsuit and will take place in the same San Jose court room with Judge Lucy Koh.
Apple’s is going after “at least 21 new smartphones, media players, and tablets that Samsung has released beginning in August 2011 and continuing through August 2012.”
It’s no shocker that the list includes the Galaxy S3, the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Note 10.1 but that they’ve also gone after the Galaxy Nexus is a direct stab at Google.
Apple is going after these devices based on a new patent that wasn’t part of the first U.S. trial, patent ‘647 “data detectors”. They are also bringing back the ‘604 “universal search”, ‘172 “word completion patent and the ‘721 “slide to unlock” patent which have already been used against the Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Tab 10.1. This is a pretty interesting move since Samsung and Google have already made moves so that Apple can’t use this patent by dumbing down the search features on certain handsets, Galaxy S3 included.
It’s really not surprising that Apple is going after the S3, they tried to include it in the original claim but that would have pushed the trial to June 2013.
Here is the complete list of the devices that Apple is going after.
Specific devices named in this filing are the the Galaxy S III, Galaxy S III carried by Verizon, Galaxy Note, Galaxy S II Skyrocket, Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch, Galaxy S II, Galaxy S II carried by T-Mobile, Galaxy S II – AT&T, Galaxy Nexus, Illusion, Captivate Glide, Exhibit II 4G, Stratosphere, Transform Ultra, Admire, Conquer 4G, and Dart smartphones, the Galaxy Player 4.0 and Galaxy Player 5.0 media players; and the Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, and Galaxy Tab 8.9 tablets.
aint for patent infringement is available in full below.