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Apple

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patents
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The patent 7+D tents
battlefield
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how this
conflict has
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Court based in
Tokyo, Japan

Landgericht
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California

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

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© 2011 by Florian Mueller California, alleging the infringement of
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Twitter: @FOSSpatents trade dresses, 3 registered trade dresses,
6 trademarked icons) by Samsung's
Android-based smartphones and tablet.

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files Apple with a court in Seoul, South Korea;
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http://fosspatents.blogspot.com
Twitter: @FOSSpatents

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Reference United States District Court for the Northern District of California
material Case no. 4:11-cv-01846 -- complaint filed on 15 April 2011

as per Apple Inc. (of Cupertino, CA 95014)


vs. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (of Seoul, South Korea), Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (of Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660),
22 Apr 11 and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (of Richardson, Texas 75081)

FOSS Patents reported on the original complaint.


page R-1
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
© 2011 by Florian Mueller b) design patents
http://fosspatents.blogspot.com D627,790 ("D790") Graphical user interface for a display screen or portion thereof
Twitter: @FOSSpatents 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
Reference Seoul (South Korea) Central District Court
material Case no. unknown -- complaint filed on 22 April 2011

as per Samsung vs. Apple


(particular legal entities are unknown)
22 Apr 11
Allegedly infringing products
According to news agency reports (such as this Bloomberg story), Samsung's complaint relates to the iPhone and the iPad.
page R-2
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.
© 2011 by Florian Mueller
The patents asserted by Samsung on that day against Apple in three courts in three different courts "mainly [relate to] power reduction
http://fosspatents.blogspot.com
during data transmission, 3G technology for reducing errors during data transmission, and wireless data communication technology"
Twitter: @FOSSpatents according to a Reuters report. It is unknown at this stage which of these technologies the two Japanese patents-in-suit relate to.

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.