Apple adds Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note 10.1 to list of devices it wants banned in US

3 Sep 2012

Apple has updated its complaint against Samsung’s infringement on its patents in a second court case to be held in California. The latest additions bring the count up to 21 devices that Apple wants banned in the US, including Samsung’s flagship smartphone and its latest tablet release.

Not to be confused with the recent case where Samsung was charged with US$1.05bn in damages, this second case was originally filed in February and pertains to eight of Apple’s patents, including ones for unlocking via the touchscreen and autocorrect (and we all know how well that works on the iPhone).

In the latest document, which was filed on Friday, Apple has added the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note smartphones and the newly released Galaxy Note 10.1 to its complaint, saying Samsung’s products “slavishly copied” Apple’s iPhone, iPod and iPad.

Apple seeking preliminary injunction

“Rather than innovate and develop its own technology and a unique Samsung style for its smartphone and tablet computer products, Samsung has chosen to copy Apple’s technology, user interface, and innovative style in its phone, media player and tablet computer products,” the document reads.

Apple is now seeking a preliminary injunction that will stop sales of these devices in the US ahead of the trial. Its legal team is no doubt bolstered by the previous win in California and it has since filed a notice to ban eight Samsung devices on the back of this verdict. This hearing is due to take place on 6 December.

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Elaine Burke is the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. She was previously the editor of Silicon Republic.