The patents wars are getting even more intense! Turns out, this week Apple has filed another lawsuit in the U.S. against copy-cat Samsung. Their latest complaint is related to the autocorrection of spelling and the way the unlocking a device from its touchscreen works.
This patent lawsuit was filed on Wednesday, and Apple believes that Samsung is infringing upon its own patented inventions. Shocker, isn’t it? After all, Samsung is original and hasn’t been copying Apple since 2007. The company is seeking a preliminary injunction against Samsung. Four different patents are cited by Apple in the case. The patents are named through expert declarations filed by Apple as part of the suit. AppleInsider reveals that the following patents are:
- 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”
In Apple’s latest filing, it is not known what the products are since the complaint has not been made public. Lawsuits between Samsung and Apple have been going on since last April and continue to grow.