It seems that Apple’s win over Samsung last week was just the tip of the iceberg in the brutal battle between these two electronics giants. In the latest episode, Apple has filed an amended complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, adding the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone as well as the Galaxy Note to an original list of 17 devices that Apple believes infringes on their patents.
It should be noted that this case is different from the one that Apple won last week, in which the jury awarded the Cupertino company over a billion dollars in damages after finding that Samsung infringed on design and utility patents.
This second case asserts that the Samsung devices infringe on Apple’s patents. It was in this case that Apple asked for and was granted a sales ban for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone. Said ban had been lifted for the time being because Samsung filed an appeal. In the meantime, this allows Samsung to keep selling the device in stores.
Meanwhile, Apple says in its amended complaint that Samsung released 21 devices from August 2011 to August 2012 which all violate Apple’s utility patents. Included in the list is the Admire, Captivate Glide, Conquer 4G, Dart, Exhibit II 4G, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Player 4.0, Galaxy Player 5.0, Galaxy S II, Galaxy S II – AT&T, Galaxy S II – T-Mobile, Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch, Galaxy S II Skyrocket, Galaxy S III, Galaxy S III – Verizon, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, Galaxy Tab 8.9, Illusion, Stratosphere, and Transform Ultra.
It is understandable why Apple would want to target the Samsung Galaxy S III. Said smartphone is one of the Korean company’s bestsellers. In fact, the phone was reported to have sold 10 million units in the first couple of months after it was released. Likewise, the Note has proven itself to be popular that Samsung even opted to produce a sequel to the phablet.