Apple Declares War, Adds Samsung Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note, And Galaxy Note 10.1 To Patent Dispute

And so the war wages on. After Apple successfully defeated Samsung in its month-long patent trial, the company has decided to push its troops forward. The Cupertino-based firm is now claiming that Samsung’s Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note, and Galaxy Note 10.1 infringe on its ’721, ’604, and ’647 IPs. These patents–which should have never been granted in the first place–have to do with clickable links, slide-to-unlock and universal search.

“Samsung has systematically copied Apple’s innovative technology and products, features, and designs, and has deluged markets with infringing devices in an effort to usurp market share from Apple. Instead of pursuing independent product development, Samsung slavishly copied Apple’s innovative technology, with its elegant and distinctive user interfaces product design, in violation of Apple’s valuable intellectual property rights.”

Unfortunately, it seems as though Apple is finished innovating. Instead, the company has turned into a full-fledged patent troll. Apple may think that it’s protecting its integrity and the ideas of its engineers, but in reality it’s hurting the everyday consumer.

To view the official court documents and get the full low-down, you can head to the source link after the break.


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