Apple versus Samsung The patent battlefield as of 22 Apr 11

The next 2 pages show how this conflict has escalated. Move by move. Thereafter, reference material.
version 11.04.22.100 © 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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Reference material as per 22 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

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Reference material as per 22 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.

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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.

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