As the Apple vs. Samsung battle rages on, there are a few mobile phones which could become casualties of war, namely the Galaxy S 4G, AT&T Galaxy S2, Galaxy S2 Skyrocket, Galaxy S2 T-Mobile, Galaxy S2 Epic 4G, Galaxy S Showcase, Droid Charge, and Galaxy Prevail.
Apple has filed for 8 Samsung devices to be banned in the US for patent infringement, and have added even more devices to the list.
Samsung’s latest flagship device, the Galaxy S III, along with the Galaxy Note iterations are also in Apple’s sights.
Here is Apple’s hit-list:
Galaxy S 4G
The Galaxy S 4G was said to infringes on five of Apple’s patents and two claims of trade dress (the look and feel of the device).
Its damages tally was $73.3 million.
AT&T Galaxy S II
The Galaxy S II (AT&T) was said to infringe on four patents.
Its damages tally was $40.9 million.
Galaxy S2 Skyrocket
The Galaxy S2 Skyrocket was said to only infringe on one Apple design patent, although it managed to rack up a significant damage bill for Samsung.
The Galaxy S2 Skyrocket damage tally was $32.2 million.
Galaxy S2 T-Mobile
The Galaxy S2 (T-Mobile edition) infringed on three Apple patents.
It managed to gross $83.8 million in damages.
Galaxy S2 Epic 4G
The Galaxy S2 Epic 4G was guilty of infringing on one of Apple’s patents.
The Epic 4G cost Samsung $100.3 million in damages to Apple.
Galaxy S Showcase
The Galaxy S Showcase infringed on two patents and two trade dress claims that were successful from Apple.
The Galaxy S Showcase infringement-claims set Samsung back $22 million in damages.
The Droid Charge was guilty of infringing on one design patent and three feature patents of Apple..
These claims resulted in $50.7 million worth of damages.
Apple accused the Galaxy Prevail of infringing on three feature patents.
The accusation cost Samsung more than $57.8 million in damages.
The eight smartphones’ racked up a total of $460.8 million in damages, which contributed to the $1.05 billion Samsung paid Apple.
Apple aren’t done just yet, and are lining up a number of newer Samsung devices for infringement claims:
Galaxy S III
The Galaxy S III is one of the new additions to Apple’s list.
Samsung’s latest flagship phone is accused of infringing on Apple’s design patents, including the ’647 “Data Detectors” patent, the ’721 “Slide-to-unlock” property, the ’172 “Word completion” invention and the ’604 “Universal search” patent.
Galaxy Note 2
The Galaxy Note 2 follows the same criminilisation as the Galaxy S III.
The device is accused of imitating the same four patents the Galaxy S III is up against.
Galaxy Note 10.1
Although a dedicated tablet, the Note 10.1 features many of the same functions and design elements of the original Note.
Therefore, the 10.1 is also being called a “copycat” by infringing on the same four pages.
The full list:
- Galaxy S 4G
- AT&T Galaxy S2,
- Galaxy S2 Skyrocket,
- Galaxy S2 T-Mobile,
- Galaxy S2 Epic 4G,
- Galaxy S Showcase,
- Droid Charge and
- Galaxy Prevail
- Galaxy S3
- Galaxy Note
- Galaxy Note 10.1