Apple asks the court to add 6 more devices to Samsung patent suit, including Samsung GALAXY Note II

Apple asks the court to add 6 more devices to Samsung patent suit, including Samsung GALAXY Note II
Both Apple and Samsung continue to ask the court to add devices to their respective patent infringement claims against each other, for their second patent trial set to start in March 2014. Recently, Samsung requested that the Apple iPhone 5 be added while Apple asked to include the Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 tablet and the Samsung Galaxy S III. That was followed by Samsung's request to add the fourth-generation Apple iPad, the Apple iPad mini and the fifth-generation Apple iPod touch.

On Friday, Apple asked the court to include the Samsung Galaxy S III running Android 4.1, the Samsung GALAXY Note II and the Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 Wi-Fi with Android 4.0. The tablet had already been included, but only the version running Honeycomb.With the new update to Ice Cream Sandwich, Apple includes it here. It is a similar story with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 which also was recently updated to Android 4.0. Also requested by Apple for inclusion in the trial is the Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S III mini which is now being sold in the U.S. by Amazon.

Apple shrewdly points out that all of these devices, or the software updates, were released after the launch of the fifth-generation Apple iPod touch. Thus, Apple says that if Judge Grewal allows the iPod touch to be included in the suit, there is no reason why Apple can't have these 6 devices added to its claim. Additionally, the court has previously said that it did not want to include the Android OS as part of the suit without an accompanying device attached. In the motion filed Friday by Apple, it says, "Apple does not seek to accuse the Jelly Bean or the Ice Cream Sandwich platforms operating on any Samsung device."  Apple quotes Samsung's website in the motion, which says that the Korean based tech titan "is in close communication with both Google and [its] carrier partners to upgrade devices to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as quickly and as smoothly as possible." Add to that the Samsung TouchWiz UI which runs on top of Android, and Apple felt that it should not leave out devices getting updated to a new OS build.

With the start of this trial about 16 months away, there will be attempts to negotiate a peace, either forced upon the two rivals by the court or done using their own free will. The face of the trial will be much different by the time we hear Opening Statements. For example, we could be looking forward to the Samsung Galaxy S V and the Apple iPhone 6S when the gavel drops on patent trial two between Apple and Samsung, and some of the current devices being added to each side's claims will seem older and possibly outdated when the new trial gets started.

source: FOSSPatents

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1. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

Screw them both, i really got tired of their s**t

3. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

its beyond getting old. Both are just acting like spoiled children now.

34. Mxyzptlk unregistered

None of this would have occurred if Samsung hadn't copied apple.

36. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And we wouldn't have an iPhone if Apple hadn't copied Palm, WinMo and RIM. So? We wouldn't have grids of icons at all if Apple hadn't copied Xerox PARC. The point which you will refuse to see is that Samsung did nothing more than what Apple has done with every product they've released - stood on the shoulders of giants, and improved on existing designs.

46. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Both of em r acting like me & my stupid sister, cuz both us fight 24/7, WITHOUT A FREAKIN BREAK!!!! IT'S SOOOOO AGGRAVATING!!!!!!!!!!!


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

How can you compare a Galaxy Note II and Samsung to your st*p*d sister; a Galaxy Note II is useful and has a big @$$ screen! Not to mention, it's expandable and has 4G (unless you're Sprint); bet your st*p*d sister is still kickin' it to Edge!


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

How is the Galaxy Note II copying Apple; the Galaxy Note II anniHiLates anything incomplete Apple puts out. I'm getting my G-Note II bright and early and you, Apple or judge lucy Ho can't stop me; an earthquake couldn't stop me. Bite me Apple!!

50. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Looks like Samsung's taking a bite outta Apple as well :P

51. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Dude get your head out of yur a$$! I am a Sammy fan but I will give you an unbiased opinion....that means an opinion that doesn't come out of one's a$$...unlike yours! First do the two companies realize that by the time this trial takes place these devices would have been two years old and obsolete? So banning them wont do either any harm! Secondly this is too much all I see is both companies demanding every device made by the other to be added to the lawsuit...its ridiculous! What do they hope to achieve shutting the other down by banning all its products....its not going to happen...period! Lastly if I am not wrong all this patent lawsuit crap was started by Apple...seems to me like a case of a spoilt brat biting off more than he could chew! Now all they do is waste their time on lawsuits and no innovation...its evident in the iPhone 5 which is an epic fail even by sales numbers. I wish all companies Apple and Sammy included make awesome products so the customer has a choice and they push each other even harder to make better products instead of better lawsuits!

56. xfire99

Posts: 1206; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

None of this would happen if Apple didnt exist. Like Apple dont copy others.

63. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Apple wouldn't exist without copying. Xerox PARC was the "inspiration" for the original Macintosh. Without it, apple would have gone the way most other software and hardware makers of the same era went: under.


Posts: 82; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Samsung didn't copy APPLE tell apple stop using samsung for all of their components, the battery , the chip, the UI The only thing that is rightfully apple's is the GOT DANG SOFTWARE!!!

83. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

Apple has already stopped buying hardware from samsung.

94. arjay225

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 26, 2012

*Samsung stopped supplying to Apple. They are now using Sharp to build their own products.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

This happened cause Apple stole and took designs from Sony!™®©

78. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

oh man other copied 1:1 and had no success its not only the design or this s**tty minor software gimmiks that even exist bevor apple use it in their s**tty (sh)I(t)phone.. i bet that apple will lost this "law-case" and sammy will not even pay 1 penny! u will see

92. dilse

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 24, 2012

Stop Litigations start innovations....

88. JC557

Posts: 1921; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

How is it possible that people fail to see it was Apple that started this "Thermonuclear" war?

90. pliskin1

Posts: 59; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Well, Steve Jobs said he was going thermonuclear war on Android, but all these suits are against Samsung.

29. wendygarett unregistered

That's why you shouldn't spent too much money to them, they're just invest on lawsuit as an advertising, in order to grow the hatred and boost the sales each other :)

73. Topcat488

Posts: 1416; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Thumbs up dude... This s**t doesn't effect us, we'll enjoy their products and they'll get paid... If they want to give all that money to Lawyers? Like Alan pointed out in the article above... "For example, we could be looking forward to the Samsung Galaxy S V and the Apple iPhone 6S when the gavel drops on patent trial". @AhmadAlsayegh

81. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Let both of them add all of the other party's products to the list of infringing products. Then there will be an overall judgement and we can get on with our respective lives.

93. dilse

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 24, 2012

stop litigations start innovations....

2. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

It's actually Apple's default agenda nowadays.

4. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

F them both.

5. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Boring, rumours on galaxy so iv or iPhone 5S someone?

44. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Go to hell, byzatt!!!!!

6. jibraihimi

Posts: 815; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

They should abolish patent laws, because it's getting absurd day by day............

8. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

And who started this absurd? Wasn't it Apple?

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If world war 3 happened, would it matter who started it? No, cuz everyone loses regardless. Grow up.

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