Apple has requested an injunction on many Samsung products, but if the company thought its latest devices were safe from Apple’s wrath, it has another thing coming. Apple filed a complaint on Friday where it is trying to add the Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy 10.1, and the Galaxy Note to its injunction list.
This is a different list from the 17 Samsung devices Apple has asserted eight utility patents against. Samsung has nothing to worry about at the moment, as the company won’t have to stop selling the Galaxy S III Galaxy 10.1, and Galaxy Note any time soon.
Tibits from the amendment complain:
These infringing Samsung products include the at least 21 new smartphones, media players, and tablets that Samsung has released beginning in August 2011 and continuing through August 2012. Specifically, Samsung has imported into, offered for sale, or sold in the United States at least the following products, each of which infringes Apple’s patent rights: the 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, and Dart smartphones, the Galaxy Player 4.0 and Galaxy Player 5.0 media players, and the Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and Galaxy Tab 8.9 tablets.
It is clear Samsung is in deep trouble here, and the hell the company is going through with Apple doesn’t seem to have a shining light at the end of the tunnel. It wasn’t too long ago Apple chastised Samsung with a victory in the United States, where the company was awarded $1.49 billion in damages from Samsung.
Having the Galaxy S III, Galaxy 10.1, and the Galaxy Note on an injunction list does not bode well for Samsung. This could see the company losing millions of dollars in sales if the injunction goes through successfully. An injunction might not happen, since Apple CEO, Tim Cook, and Google CEO, Larry Page, are both exchanging words on the matter of these patent battles. If both CEOs come to an agreement, all this hostility could come to well need end.