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  • Apple and Samsung Allowed to Add Devices to Ongoing Patent Suit


    U.S. Judge Paul S. Grewal recently granted requests from both Apple and Samsung to add additional products, like the companies’ flagship Galaxy S III and iPhone 5 handsets, to a patent dispute that is scheduled to begin hearings in 2014. It was noted that the additions were granted because both companies were “diligent in amending” their claims during the early stages of the lawsuit according to Reuters.

    The judgment is a part of Apple’s Galaxy Nexus suit, which was originally filed in February. Apple asserted a number of utility patents against the Samsung smartphone, a move which was countered by Samsung’s own claims against certain Apple products. The case is being heard in the same court as the Apple vs. Samsung patent trial that resulted in a $1.05 billion verdict against Samsung this past August.

    Apple has included Samsung’s Galaxy S III, the Galaxy Note 10.1, and the Galaxy Nexus version of Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. Samsung ended up adding Apple’s latest iPhone 5 to its countersuit, making good on a previous promise to assert claims against the handset. In Thursday’s order, Judge Grewal even went as far as making a special note to warn Apple of opposing future Samsung amendments to the lawsuit:

    Given the early stage of this litigation and the reasoning of this order, the court notes that Apple should think twice before opposing similar amendments reflecting other newly-released products — e.g. the iPad 4 and iPad mini — that Samsung may propose in the near future.
    The case is slated to begin in 2014, with each party asserting eight patent claims against the other.

    Source: Reuters via AppleInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple and Samsung Allowed to Add Devices to Ongoing Patent Suit started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 12 Comments
    1. aidanharris's Avatar
      aidanharris -
      Because Apple/Samsung is really going to care if their devices get banned from sale or something in 2014 aren't they? The GS IIII and iPhone 5S/6 will be out by then...
    1. MXCO's Avatar
      MXCO -
      By 2014 hopefully there will be more devices to compete.
    1. *T*'s Avatar
      *T* -
      *slaps Samsung with restraining order from patent court*
    1. GuiltyGearIsaac's Avatar
      GuiltyGearIsaac -
      Just someone make a new brand with a new phone so better that it makes an iPhone&Galaxy look like a piece of paper that can't do anything.
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Quote Originally Posted by aidanharris View Post
      The GS IIII ...
      Really? check your Roman numerals there...
    1. gehjl's Avatar
      gehjl -
      Quote Originally Posted by *T* View Post
      *slaps Samsung with restraining order from patent court*
      Yeah, because Samsung is the one suing every handphone maker and grocery stores right?
    1. fanboyfanboy's Avatar
      fanboyfanboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by bmwraw8482 View Post
      Really? check your Roman numerals there...
      Lmao agreed
    1. Josh798's Avatar
      Josh798 -
      Instead of suing companies for "stealing" your product, make your product better than the other!!!! 😁
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Can Apple introduce new shape violations too?
    1. Jj2345's Avatar
      Jj2345 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bmwraw8482 View Post
      Really? check your Roman numerals there...
      Lol
      Do you correct people like this in real life also?
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Ughhh....just end it already! It's not even 2013 yet and they aren't doing anything til 2014...ridiculous!
    1. Painkiller006's Avatar
      Painkiller006 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jj2345 View Post
      Lol
      Do you correct people like this in real life also?
      Everyone should be encouraged to correct people in real life.