Apple has added five new patent infringement accusations to its ongoing litigation against Samsung. The latest targets are the South Korean company’s new flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone, and the Google Now service for Android.
Two of the patents specifically relate to Apple’s voice-driven Siri personal assistant, as noted on Wednesday by Florian Mueller of FOSS Patents. They are U.S. Patent No. 8,086,604, and U.S. Patent No. 6,846,959, both of which are entitled “Universal interface for retrieval of information in a computer system.”
In addition to Siri, the filing also alleges the infringement of three other Apple-owned patents:
- U.S. Patent No. 5,666,502: “Graphical user interface using historical lists with field classes”
- 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. 7,761,414: “Asynchronous data synchronization amongst devices”
Apple filed the motion to amend its infringement complaint on Tuesday. Filed in a California court, it seeks to add Samsung’s new Galaxy S4 handset to the existing complaint, which already covers numerous other Samsung devices.
Google Now was included in the filing as it has replaced the Android Quick Search Box in some cases, and that search box was previously targeted by Apple in its complaint.
A hearing to discuss Apple’s motion has been scheduled for June 25 in a San Jose court in front of Judge Paul S. Grewal.