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Apple lawsuit against Samsung in US covers 17 products

The Apple lawsuit against Samsung in America is bigger than initially reported. AppleInsider have information which shows that the company name patents for 13 smartphones, two media players and two tablets.

FOSS Patents writer Florian Muller reports that the Apple suit targets 17 Samsung products with a total of 8 patent claims.

Appleinsider posted “The four additional patents Apple is asserting in the wider lawsuit include U.S. Patent No. 6,847,959, “universal interface for retrieval of information in a computer system,” which describes an invention that delivers relevant search by intelligently narrowing down results, relevant both to Spotlight search and Siri.

A second new patent, United States Patent: 8014760, named “Missed telephone call management for a portable multifunction device,” was filed in 2007 alongside the release of the original iPhone. It describes an interface for presenting relevant contact information and other callback options after an incoming call is missed.

A third patent, also filed in 2007, is U.S. Patent No. 7,761,414, “Asynchronous data synchronization amongst devices,” relates to software that enables users to continue working with data, such as calendar items, contacts or bookmarks, while a device is actively syncing.

The fourth additional patent, United States Patent: 5666502, “Graphical user interface using historical lists with field classes,” was filed in 1995 and relates to intelligently presenting selectable items in a list after the user begins entering a selection.

Originally developed for use with Apple’s Newton Message Pad, the patent also seems to relate to predictive search, leading Mueller to observe, “If Apple enforced this one successfully against Chrome, it might create serious problems for Google.”

Apple have named over a dozen Samsung smartphones, including Samsung’s Galaxy S II Skyrocket, Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch, and Galaxy S II for both T-Mobile and AT&T, the Galaxy Nexus, Illusion, Captivate Glide, Exhibit II 4G, Stratosphere, Transform Ultra, Admire, Conquer 4G and Dart.

They also list two media players from Samsung, the Galaxy Player 4.0 and 5.0 and two tablets, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and Galaxy Tab 8.9.

Kitguru says: The legal battle will continue throughout 2012.

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