Apple Adds Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Android 4.1 OS to Ongoing Lawsuit
Apple recently argued that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet along with the Android 4.1 operating system (dubbed Jelly Bean) should be included in the ongoing patent infringement case between the two companies. According to Bloomberg, U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal was the one to hear Apple’s arguments at the District Court for the Northern District of California, where the Cupertino California company alleged that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Android 4.1 both infringe on certain patents and should therefore be added to the ongoing lawsuit.
The assertions against Samsung’s tablet are nothing new, though the addition of Jelly Bean could represent a direct attack on Google’s mobile operating system, something that is a first for Apple. This move could possibly open the door to a legitimate court battle between the world’s two most popular mobile operating systems.
Samsung’s Galaxy S III and the Galaxy Note were both previously added to the pending case. In retaliation to the move, Samsung also supplemented its position and added the iPhone 5 its series of complaints, which are based on Apple’s alleged violation of UMTS wireless patents used in its iOS devices.
It should be noted that this case is different from the previous landmark Apple vs. Samsung trial that ended with a $1.05 billion Apple win. This separate case has yet to go to trial and from the looks of it, is scheduled to do so in 2014.