Apple Sues Samsung
Apple claims that the Google powered Android 4.0 phone violates its “data-taping patent,” as well as its “unified-search patent,” a “slide-to-unlock patent” and a “word-completion patent,” according to The Daily Beast.
If Apple wins the federal lawsuit, the Galaxy Nexus would not be able to be sold in the U.S.. This would be a serious blow to both Samsung and Google.
The suit is similar to a separate complaint last fall, but has expanded its patent infringement claims, according to Business Week.
The hearing is set for May 2. The lawsuit was filed Feb. 8 in federal court in San Jose.
Apple lost a similar request blocking sales of Samsung’s 4G smart phone and Galaxy 10.1 tablet computer.
“Despite that lawsuit, Samsung has continued to flood the market with copycat products, including at least eighteen new infringing products released over the last eight months,” says the complaint. “Samsung has systematically copied Apple’s innovative technology and products, features, and designs, and has deluged markets with infringing devices in an effort to usurp market share from Apple.”
Samsung and Apple have filed at least 30 lawsuits against each other, Samsung told Business Week.
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