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Apple vs Samsung 11.04.28

Apple vs Samsung 11.04.28

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Visualization of the patent dispute between Apple and Samsung. As of 28 Apr 2011. Step-by-step overview of how the conflict has escalated. Detailed reference lists.
Visualization of the patent dispute between Apple and Samsung. As of 28 Apr 2011. Step-by-step overview of how the conflict has escalated. Detailed reference lists.

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Published by: Florian Mueller on Apr 28, 2011
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Apple versus Samsung The patent battlefield as of 28 Apr 11

The next 3 pages show how this conflict has escalated. Move by move. Thereafter, reference material.
version 11.04.28.100 © 2011 by Florian Mueller http://fosspatents.blogspot.com Twitter: @FOSSpatents

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Move #1 15 Apr 11 Apple files lawsuit against Samsung in Northern California

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Move #1: Apple files a suit against Samsung with the US District Court for the Northern District of California, alleging the infringement of various IPRs (7 utility patents, 3 design patents, trade dresses, 3 registered trade dresses, 6 trademarked icons) by Samsung's Android-based smartphones and tablet.
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Move #2 22 Apr 11 Samsung files lawsuits against Apple in Korea, Japan and Germany

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Move #2: Only a week after Apple's first lawsuit, Samsung files patent infringement suits against Apple with a court in Seoul, South Korea; Toyko, Japan; and Mannheim, Germany.

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Move #3 28 Apr 11 Samsung files another lawsuit against Apple, now in California, over 10 patents

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Move #3: Less than a week after its countersuits against Apple in South Korea, Japan and Germany, Samsung also files a suit in the US (in the Northern District of California).

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Reference material as per 28 Apr 11 page R-1

United States District Court for the Northern District of California Case no. 4:11-cv-01846 -- complaint filed on 15 April 2011
Apple Inc. (of Cupertino, CA 95014) vs. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (of Seoul, South Korea), Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (of Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660), and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (of Richardson, Texas 75081) FOSS Patents reported on the original complaint. Allegedly infringing products "the Samsung Captivate, Continuum, Vibrant, Galaxy S 4G, Epic 4G, Indulge, Mesmerize, Showcase, Fascinate, Nexus S, Gem, Transform, Intercept, and Acclaim smart phones and the Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet." (item 54 of Apple's complaint) Apple's design-related intellectual property rights are asserted specifically against the Galaxy proucts. Asserted intellectual property rights (in order of appearance in the complaint) asserted by Apple in original complaint a) utility (i.e., hardware and software) patents 7,812,828 ("828") Ellipse fitting for multi-touch surfaces 7,669,134 ("134") Method and apparatus for displaying information during an instant messaging session 6,493,002 ("002") Method and apparatus for displaying and accessing control and status information in a computer system 7,469,381 ("381") List scrolling and document translation, scaling, and rotation on a touch-screen display 7,844,915 ("915") Application programming interfaces for scrolling operations 7,853,891 ("891") Method and apparatus for displaying a window for a user interface 7,863,533 ("533") Cantilevered push button having multiple contacts and fulcrums b) design patents D627,790 ("D790") Graphical user interface for a display screen or portion thereof D602,016 ("D016") Electronic device D618,677 ("D677") Electronic device c) trade dress rights Apple claims to hold "trade dress protection in the design and appearance of the iPhone, the iPod touch, and the iPad, together with their distinctive user interfaces and product packaging." Apple asserts three registered U.S. trade dresses related to the iPhone: 3,470,983 ("TD983") "for the overall design of the product, including the rectangular shape, the rounded corners, the silver edges, the black face, and the display of sixteen colorful icons" 3,457,218 ("TD218") "for the configuration of a rectangular handheld mobile digital electronic device with rounded corners" 3,475,327 ("TD327") "for a rectangular handheld mobile digital electronic device with a gray rectangular portion in the center, a black band above and below the gray rectangle and on the curved corners, and a silver outer border and side" d) registered U.S. trademarks on icons Trademark 3,886,196 on a dial icon Trademark 3,889,642 on a chat icon Trademark 3,886,200 on a sunflower icon (for a collection of photos) Trademark 3,889,685 on a settings icon Trademark 3,886,169 on a notepad icon Trademark 3,886,197 on a contact list icon

© 2011 by Florian Mueller http://fosspatents.blogspot.com Twitter: @FOSSpatents

Reference material as per 28 Apr 11 page R-2

Seoul (South Korea) Central District Court Case no. unknown -- complaint filed on 22 April 2011
Samsung vs. Apple (particular legal entities are unknown) Allegedly infringing products According to news agency reports (such as this Bloomberg story), Samsung's complaint relates to the iPhone and the iPad. Asserted intellectual property rights (in order of appearance in the complaint) According to news agency reports, Samsung asserts five Korean patents against Apple. The patents asserted by Samsung on that day against Apple in three courts in three different courts "mainly [relate to] power reduction during data transmission, 3G technology for reducing errors during data transmission, and wireless data communication technology" according to a Reuters report.

Tokyo court (details unknown) Case no. unknown -- complaint filed on 22 April 2011
Samsung vs. Apple (particular legal entities are unknown) Allegedly infringing products According to news agency reports, Samsung's complaint relates to the iPhone and the iPad. Asserted intellectual property rights (in order of appearance in the complaint) According to news agency reports, Samsung asserts two Japanese patents against Apple. The patents asserted by Samsung on that day against Apple in three courts in three different courts "mainly [relate to] power reduction during data transmission, 3G technology for reducing errors during data transmission, and wireless data communication technology" according to a Reuters report. It is unknown at this stage which of these technologies the two Japanese patents-in-suit relate to.

© 2011 by Florian Mueller http://fosspatents.blogspot.com Twitter: @FOSSpatents

Landgericht Mannheim (District Court of Mannheim, Germany), 7. Zivilkammer Case no. unknown -- complaint filed on 22 April 2011
Samsung vs. Apple (particular legal entities are unknown) Allegedly infringing products According to news agency reports, Samsung's complaint relates to the iPhone and the iPad. Asserted intellectual property rights (in order of appearance in the complaint) According to news agency reports, Samsung asserts three German patents against Apple. The patents asserted by Samsung on that day against Apple in three courts in three different courts "mainly [relate to] power reduction during data transmission, 3G technology for reducing errors during data transmission, and wireless data communication technology" according to a Reuters report. It is unknown at this stage which of these technologies the three German patents-in-suit relate to.

Reference material as per 28 Apr 11 page R-3

United States District Court for the Northern District of California Case no. 11-cv-02079 -- complaint filed on 28 April 2011
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (of Seoul, S. Korea) and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (of Richardson, TX 75081) vs. Apple Inc. (of Cupertino, CA 95014) Allegedly infringing products For all 10 patents, the Apple iPhone 3G, the Apple iPhone 3GS, the Apple iPhone 4, the iPad 3G, and the iPad 2 3G are named. For the last 3 patents ('179, '626, '055), Samsung additionally names the iPod Touch and the iPad and iPad2 (without 3G). Asserted intellectual property rights (in order of appearance in the complaint) asserted by Samsung in original complaint 7,675,941 ("941") Method and apparatus for transmitting/receiving packet data using pre-defined length indicator in a mobile communication system 7,362,867 ("867") Apparatus and method for generating scrambling code in UMTS mobile communication system 7,447,516 ("516") Method and apparatus for data transmission in a mobile telecommunication system supporting enhanced uplink service 7,200,792 ("792") Interleaving apparatus and method for symbol mapping in an HSDPA mobile communication system 7,386,001 ("001") Apparatus and method for channel coding and multiplexing in CDMA communication system 7,050,410 ("410") Apparatus and method for controlling a demultiplexer and a multiplexer used for rate matching in a mobile communication system 6,928,604 ("604") Turbo encoding/decoding device and method for processing frame data according to QOS 6,292,179 ("179") Software keyboard system using trace of stylus on a touch screen and method for recognizing key code using the same 7,009,626 ("626") Systems and methods for generating visual representations of graphical data and digital document processing 7,069,055 ("055") Mobile telephone capable of displaying world time and method for controlling the same

© 2011 by Florian Mueller http://fosspatents.blogspot.com Twitter: @FOSSpatents

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