Apple’s team of legal eagles never takes respite it seems, as Monday we are once again learning about the latest legal skirmish Apple is welcoming with open arms.
Late last week, Apple filed yet another lawsuit against its longtime tech rival Samsung. The new suit, which alleges patent infringement, pertains to both the autocorrection feature as well as the ability to unlock a device from its touchscreen.
Apple is seeking a preliminary injunction against Smasung and wants all offening products – products which weren’t readily specified as of Monday – pulled from the market.
The patents owned by Apple that are said to be infringed upon by Samsung include:
- U.S. Patent No. 8,074,172 – “Method, System, and Graphical User Interface for Providing Word Recommendations”
- U.S. Patent No. 5,946,647 – “System and Method for Performing an Action on a Structure in Computer-Generated Data”
- U.S. Patent No. 8,046,721 – “Unlocking a Device by Performing Gestures on an Unlock Image”
- U.S. Patent No. 8,086,604 – “Universal Interface for Retrieval of Information in a Computer System”
It was reported over the weekend that current estimates suggest that Apple’s legal battles with Samsung alone have alrady cost the iPhone maker at least $100 million in legal costs.