Apple turns up the pressure on Samsung, adds more devices to second patent suit

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Well, that didn't take long. A week after its $1.049 billion victory against Samsung, Apple has accused four more products of infringement in its other case against the electronics giant. It's the same lawsuit that targeted the Galaxy Nexus — for which Apple received a temporary injunction before the ban was lifted while Samsung appealed the decision.

According to an amended complaint filed today, Apple is naming "at least 21 new smartphones, media players, and tablets that Samsung has released beginning in August 2011 and continuing through August 2012." (The full list, which actually consists of 22 devices, is reproduced below). Some of the devices named were also part of the just-concluded trial, but are being named here because Apple is citing a different set of utility patents — eight of them in total.

Included in the revised list of accused products is the Galaxy S III, the Galaxy Note, and the Galaxy Note 10.1. Apple had originally gone after the Galaxy S III back in June, when it tried to have US sales of the device stopped before it was even launched. Judge Lucy Koh didn't comply due to scheduling issues.

After such a resounding victory last week, Apple is no doubt feeling emboldened on the legal front, with the wording of today's amendment clearly leaving open the possibility for it to add even more devices to its list. Many of the devices that were found to have infringed last week are no longer on the market, and those that are won't be up for any possible injunction until December at the earliest, so we wouldn't be surprised to see the company continue to push hard against Samsung's current product line, aiming for either another courtroom victory — or a settlement.

Apple's list of allegedly-infringing devices:

  • 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
  • Dart
  • Galaxy Player 4.0
  • Galaxy Player 5.0
  • Galaxy Note 10.1
  • Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus
  • Galaxy Tab 8.9
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