Apple extends Samsung device ban bid to include Galaxy S3, Note
UPDATE Sept 3: Apple has extended the list of Samsung products it wants pulled from US shelved from eight to 21. The expanded list includes the big screen Samsung Galaxy S3, the best selling smartphone based on Google's Android software, and the giant screen Galaxy Note.
The US company is looking to capitalise on its $US1.05 billion damages win the so-called patent trial of the century in a California district court.
Howerver, the pair's worldwide legal fight was further complicated on Saturday NZ time when a Tokyo court ruled Samsung smartphones, tablets and computers do not infringe Apple patents.
Apple demands eight Samsung mobiles be pulled from shelves
UPDATE Aug 29: Following its landmark $US1 billion patent win on Friday (Saturday NZ time), Apple is going in for the kill.
The company has filed papers in California court demanding that eight Samsung products be pulled from US shelves.
If Apple's application for injunction does not include two of Samsung's highest profile gadgets - its new, Google Android-based smartphone, the Galaxy S3, or its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet.
Apple said the Galaxy S3 could be the subject of a later lawsuit. The jury in the case decided Friday said that the wi-fi version of Tab 10.1 violated Apple's patents, but that a 4G version did not. Apple has asked for a ban on the sale of the wi-fi version to be extended to cover the 4G model.
Meanwhile, Samsung, as expected, has flagged its intention to appeal Friday's District Court verdict. And, further, that if its appeal is unsuccessful that it will take the matter to a higher court.
Bloomberg says it has sighted a list of the eight Samsung mobile phones Apple wants removed from shelves. They are the Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S II AT&T, Galaxy S II, Galaxy S II T-Mobile, Galaxy S II Epic 4G, Galaxy S Showcase, Droid Charge, and Galaxy Prevail.
Meanwhile, investors have delivered their verdict. Apple shares [NAS:AAPL] hit another all-time high today, rising 1.88% to $US675.78, while Samsung shares dipped to a four-year low.
Apple wins patent case against Samsung, awarded $US1 billion
Aug 25: A federal jury in San Jose, California has awarded Apple $US1 billion in the pair's latest patent case.
In a series of patent cases in Australia, Germany, the UK and now the US, Apple has been arguing that Samsung has infringed its patents by copying the look and feel of its iPhone and iPad, plus interface features like "pinch and zoom."
Samsung has been counter-suing, claiming that its touchscreen devices are a natural evolution in product design, and that a number of Apple's iPhone and iPad concepts were already in the market.
A jury of nine found Samsung has substantially infringed five of six Apple patents it asserted in court.
The Korean company won none of the patents it asserted.
Samsung was orded to pay Apple $US1.05 billion ($NZ1.3 billion) in damages. Apple had sought $US2.5 billion; Samsung had counter-sued for $US422 million.
In other jurisdictions, the two companies have been deadlocked in appeals and counter-appeals. Commentators expect Samsung to appeal the US decision, reached by a jury of nine, so don't look for the company's Google Android-based Galaxy Tab and Galaxy S3 to be pulled from shelves.
Nevertheless, given that the US is the world's biggest tech market, today's decision is seen as giving Apple the momentum in the pair's planet-wide patent spat.
The already complex case is further muddied by the fact Samsung competes against Apple, but supplies it with flash memory and other components.