Additional Apple and Samsung Devices Added to Upcoming Trial
A federal judge recently agreed with additional stipulations that were filed jointly by Apple and Samsung in which each party sought to supplement its case in an upcoming trial slated to begin in 2014. The order on the parties’ amended joint stipulations, handed down by Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal, adds a number of new devices to the case and withdraws one as a result of court filings from November of 2012. The filing is part of Apple’s Galaxy Nexus case (which is separate from the Apple vs. Samsung trial).
Apple added the Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S III with Android 4.1, Rugby Pro, Galaxy Tab 8.9 Wi-Fi and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 to the case while Samsung adds the iPhone 5; as stated in the stipulation. The Galaxy S III mini was originally on the list of devices alleged to have infringed Apple’s utility patents, but assertions against the device were dropped after Samsung reported that it was not actively importing or selling the handset in the U.S.
Since the Galaxy Nexus trial is scheduled to begin on March 31, 2014, there will likely be more devices added and further disputes filed before the fact discovery process is completed in July of this year.