Apple hits Samsung with new patent suit in California

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: February 10, 2012

iPhone 4S

Shortly after legal news involving Apple and Motorola surfaced this morning, some more headlines concerning another legal battle between two mobile firms are being made, but this time it's Apple and Samsung that are tangled up. It's been revealed that Apple has brought a new patent lawsuit against Samsung in San Jose. The complaint was filed earlier this week and focuses on a pair of patents held by the Cupertino firm that it received in December. The first, patent number 8,074,172, is said to relate to spelling and autocorrect while the second, patent number 8,086,604, is described as involving a "universal interface for retrieval of information in a computer system."

Some of the specifics of the case, like exactly which Samsung products Apple is going after, have yet to be revealed since the majority of the court documents are still sealed tight. This new case is just the latest in a long (and I mean long) list of suits that Apple and Samsung have been trading across the globe, and with this week's new case, it doesn't look like the tiff between the two firms will be stopping any time soon. More on this one as we get it, folks.

Via Phone Scoop, GigaOm, PaidContent