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Apple: the Galaxy S3 Violates Patents, Too

By September 6, 2012March 6th, 2023Technology News

Now that Apple has won the majority of its patent suit against Samsung, the company has decided to file an amendment to include the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note into the list of products that infringe on patents and the iPhone maker wishes to ban.

The filing was made just a few days ago, but it involves a complaint against the products from all the way back in February. Though Apple is not claiming design infringement with these two products, they still believe these two additional devices violate utility patents.

Apple has also requested a sales ban on Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus, and a San Jose, CA court granted the request. However, pending an appeal in Washington, D.C., the ban has temporarily been lifted. A ban on the Galaxy S3 was also sought after in June, but the complaint was put on hold because of a packed court system.

Apple says this in their amended complaint today: “infringing Samsung products include the at least 21 new smartphones, media players, and tablets that Samsung has released beginning in August 2011 and continuing through August 2012.” The complaint goes on to list the Verizon version of the S3, the regular S3, all Galaxy Note smartphones, and the Galaxy Note tablet.

Google’s new Android OS, Jellybean, is said to fix each and every one of Apple’s infringement complaints. There have been several rumors spread throughout the tech world indicating that all of the existing Android-based phones may need to be updated to Jellybean, though no official information has come through on this topic.

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.