Apple has filed an amended complaint with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California this past Friday. Apple added two versions each of the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note to the original claims of patent infringement against several Samsung smartphones and tablets. This complaint does not have to do with the major patent infringement lawsuit between the two companies. This case was first filed by Apple in February and they leveraged 8 utility patents against 17 Samsung devices.
Apple added the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Note 10.1 to the Galaxy S III and the Verizon version of the handset to the list of the infringing devices. This brings the tally to 21 total accused devices. The S III was debuted in the U.S. this past June, which is more than one year after Apple made their first complaint against Samsung in April 2011.
Below is an excerpt from the amended complaint:
“These infringing Samsung products include the at least 21 new smartphones, media players, and tablets that Samsung has released beginning in August 2011 and continuing through August 2012. Specifically, Samsung has imported into, offered for sale, or sold in the United States at least the following products, each of which infringes Apple?s patent rights: the Galaxy S III, Galaxy S III ? Verizon, Galaxy Note, Galaxy S II Skyrocket, Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch, Galaxy S II, Galaxy S II – 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.”