Apple Plans to Sue Samsung… Again
Back in 2012, Apple sued Samsung for over $1 billion dollars for infringement. Apple believed its patents, which involved the protection of one finger to scroll, two to pinch, and zoom navigation, were violated by Samsung smartphone devices.
The following statement has now been released.
“Samsung’s claim that it has discontinued selling the particular models found to infringe or design around Apple’s patents in no way diminishes Apple’s need for injunctive relief, […] Because Samsung frequently brings new products to market, an injunction is important to providing Apple the relief it needs to combat any future infringement by Samsung through products not more than colorably different from those already found to infringe.”
Apple is targeting Samsung’s older devices that Samsung has already discontinued manufacturing, such as the Samsung Galaxy S 4G and the Galaxy SIII. Since Samsung is now focusing on their newer phone models alone, Apple believes what has happened in the past cannot be left alone. Bloomberg.com says that Apple could argue that the newer Samsung smartphones are almost repeats of their older models but with having newer names.