Apple is set to add another two phones in the list of 17 phones, it filed for ban in February against Samsung. These two phones are Samsung Galaxy S3 and Samsung Galaxy Note. This will take the tally to a total of 19 devices that Apple is asking for a ban.
In case you are wondering about the full list of devices, these are the Galaxy S3 (Galaxy S III), the Verizon specific Galaxy S III, the Galaxy Note, and the Galaxy Note 10.1. These devices will join the Galaxy S II Skyrocket, Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch, Galaxy S II, T-Mobile Galaxy S II, AT&T Galaxy S II, Galaxy Nexus, Illusion, Captivate Glide, Exhibit II 4G, Stratosphere, Transform Ultra, Admire, Conquer 4G, and Dart on the Smartphone side, and the Galaxy Player 4.0, Galaxy Player 5.0, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and Galaxy Tab 8.9 tablets. This is a whole lot of devices that Apple is going after.
The ongoing patent war between Apple and Samsung is in the knowhow of everyone who likes to follow events from the world of Technology. Both the companies are suing each other. Apple won a case in the US where Samsung is asked to pay a hefty $1 billion to Apple. But, Apple loosing the cases in South Korea and Japan only goes to show that there is something wrong with the way judgements are announced. It can’t be that you are guilty at one place and not at another place.
Personally, I am not a big fan of Apple suing companies over the way you unlock your screen, the way you search, the word completion stuff and a few others. Most of the issues are related to the software handling of behavior in the operating system, but Samsung did copied them.
The patents that Apple is claiming are being violated are:
One of the above listed patent, the Data Detector was successfully used by Apple against HTC to block the One X and EVO 4G LTE. HTC later removed the feature and then, the device was allowed to be imported into the United States.
The upcoming few days will be more eventful between these two companies with Samsung also planning to go after Apple, if they launch an LTE enabled iPhone 5. Samsung currently owns more than 10 percent of the total patent portfolio in LTE technology.