The legal battle between Apple and Samsung is escalating. Apple has been granted access to Samsung devices that it alleges violate patents held by Apple and in defeat Samsung decided to try the same tactic. Samsung asked the courts for samples of the iPad 3 and iPhone 5, despite the fact that the devices haven’t been announced. Apple has now gone back and amended its patent complaint.
Apple has asserted that Samsung is violating more of its patents and expanded the complaint against Samsung. The key new things in the document include a more strongly phrased complaint and more detailed copycat accusation. Apple lists more examples of how and when Samsung copied its products. Apple cites the Samsung F700 as the first act of copying designs by Samsung.
Apple expanded the list of Samsung products that it feels copy its own offerings. The original list of products Apple accused of copycat included the Samsung Captivate, Continuum, Vibrant, Galaxy S 4G, Epic 4G, Indulge, Mesmerize, Showcase, Fascinate, Nexus S, Gem, Transform, Intercept, and Acclaim smartphones along with the Galaxy Tab tablet. The new amended complaint adds to that list the Droid Charge, Exhibit 4G, Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Prevail, Galaxy S (i9000), Gravity, Infuse 4G, Nexus S 4G, Replenish, Sidekick, Galaxy Tab 10.1, and Galaxy S II. The complaint also lists the Showcase i500 and Showcase Galaxy S.