Seeing Samsung being allowed to sell Galaxy Tab 10.1 N in Germany, Apple is baffled and has filed a new lawsuit against Samsung.
Apple’s latest accusation against Samsung pertains to both autocorrection and the ability to unlock a device from its touchscreen.
Speaking of “preliminary injunction,” Apple’s new lawsuit wants the Samsung products that allegedly infringe upon Apple patents to be pulled from consumer availability. Few other details pertaining to the suit – like exactly which Samsung products are offending Apple – have become available.
The patents controlled by Apple that are supposedly infringed upon by Samsung include:
*U.S. Patent No. 8,074,172 – “Method, System, and Graphical User Interface for Providing Word Recommendations”
*U.S. Patent No. 5,946,647 – “System and Method for Performing an Action on a Structure in Computer-Generated Data”
*U.S. Patent No. 8,046,721 – “Unlocking a Device by Performing Gestures on an Unlock Image”
*U.S. Patent No. 8,086,604 – “Universal Interface for Retrieval of Information in a Computer System”
It remains to be seen whether Appel will win this time or whether court would rule such patents as universal.
The feud of Apple and Samsung is getting intense and media has been watching over these two tech giants, ever since Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 was banned in Australia due to a lawsuit from Apple. In November 2011, the ban was lifted by a court and Samsung was allowed to sell Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia. However, the controversial tablet was released after 9 December 2011 because Apple had obtained a stay order on the implementation of verdict lifting the ban. Later, Apple’s plea for more extension on the ban was rejected.
In March 2012, Apple and Samsung will face each other again in Australia. The latest lawsuit seems to be a huge build-up for the upcoming court battle.