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Apple amends complaint against Samsung, asserts more intellectual property rights against more products

Apple amends complaint against Samsung, asserts more intellectual property rights against more products

Florian Mueller on amendments that Apple made to their complaint against Samsung yesterday,

Many of the changes are designed to portray Samsung’s alleged infringement as an incredibly outrageous act of copying. The original complaint already accused Samsung of “slavishly copying” Apple’s designs. The amended one stresses that Samsung “has been even bolder” than other competitors emulating Apple’s products and has created “products that blatantly imitate the appearance of Apple’s products to capitalize on Apple’s success.”

In their amendment Apple significantly expanded the complaint from 38 to 63 pages and are now asserting more patents and other intellectual property rights than before, and onto an extended list of Samsung products that Apple claims are infringing.

One of the amendments emphasized how similarly the Galaxy Tab 10.1 mimicked the iPad 2. Apple goes so far as to pull quotes from recent reviews of the tablet, citing Eric Franklin of CNET in one of their examples. “Taking another page from the iPad 2’s school of sexy tablet building, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has one of the cleanest designs we’ve seen in a tablet.” I don’t disagree with Apple that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 was purposely built to copy the iPad in form.