Apple seeks to add Google Now and Samsung Galaxy S4 to 2014 patent trial

Apple seeks to add Google Now and Samsung Galaxy S4 to 2014 patent trial
Earlier this month, we told you how both Samsung and Apple are being limited by Judge Lucy Koh in advance of their next patent trial set to start in March 2014. Koh wants both companies to limit the number of devices in each side's infringement claim, to no more than 22. While Apple had originally left out the Samsung Galaxy S4, it did put Samsung on notice that it would probably be adding the latest Android flagship to its list while taking off a device that was currently among the 22. But instead of removing one Samsung device to keep the list at Judge Koh's limit, Apple has decided to file to amend its infringement contentions which would allow it to add the Samsung Galaxy S4 to the list while keeping all of the previous 22 devices in its claim.

Apple says that in a recent infringement analysis of the Samsung Galaxy S4, the latter infringes on five of Apple's patents. The Cupertino based tech titan had purchased models of the Samsung Galaxy S4 for AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. According to Apple's analysis of the handset, the phone infringes on a pair of patents dealing with the user interfaces, another pair of patents related to Siri and search, and a data synchronization patent. Apple says that the alleged infringement of the two Siri-related patents is related to the inclusion of Google Now on the Android 4.2.2 OS installed on the phone.

Apple's motion will be heard on June 25th.


source: FOSS Patents via RedmondPie

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1. alouden unregistered

You have got to be kidding me? These people are jokers. It is hard to take Apple seriously.

8. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 592; Member since: May 26, 2011

Seems as though they may have decided to joke around with the wrong company. Google will stand its and ground and take it right back to them.

14. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

ahhh, apple apple apple ! when will you learn ? :/

17. Droiddoes unregistered

Hopefully when they've lost even more marketshare, their stock is $3.50 a share, and they are a complete laughingstock. Then and only then will they say "gee guys, I think...I think we f*cked up. So....wanna sue someone?"

42. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

LOL.. that's not gonna happen for the next 1 thousand years.

65. Droiddoes unregistered

Right, they have the ipod wrist coming out and that will save them and change EVERYTHING.

93. darkkjedii

Posts: 31037; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dumb comment of the day award goes

94. Droiddoes unregistered

Immature meathead troll of the day award goes Again. Oh look, a meathead instigating a fight, fresh and new...

104. darkkjedii

Posts: 31037; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I've asked u to leave go away but you insist

126. Droiddoes unregistered

Uh did you or did you not come in and make an antagonistic remark directly at me? As childish as it sounds, you started it. Therefore you don't get to whine and play the victim when I fire right back at you, Tiny. Don't start none, won't be none.

112. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

That was so funny Droiddoes™

133. CheapSocks

Posts: 21; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

stock plummeting downward, delay in ios7, customers leaving. Apples in some deep hurting right now and going super desperate.

31. MobileJunkieJr

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Judge Koh should keep adjourning and let Apple add more and more devices until there's a couple of hundreds under the 'infringement' title and in the end say, "iNfringement over-ruled. Case closed!".

58. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

ooook,this seriously needs to stop,they are acting like a bunch of high school kids fighting over a chair. expected better from apple,too lazy to innovate or maybe they just can't keep up!!!

11. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Just die you rotten incapable outdated iCompost....

36. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

U mean DIE U ROTTEN P.O.S fruit. The hell with your outdated hardware.

30. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

This is the real reason there is no new iPhone launching next month! If they spent as much time developing and launching new product as they do suing other companies they'd have more new devices out than Samsung does right now!

40. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

WEll they know that they r Loosing Market share very quickly...with the Launch of the S4 & it selling like Cupcakes ...Rotten Apple is sensing Doom in their near Future ...So they are Going Crazy & trying to Sue every one.... Apple u complain abt infringement with Sammy ...ok fine . But go against Google , Oh no u didn't ..u have Messed with the Wrong Company !!!

45. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

apple is making joke oh himself, now apple is a joke. any one is looking to invent, dont make they will sue you whatever you make ... :P

83. AngryAppleCustomer.

Posts: 30; Member since: May 01, 2013

Well Samsung DID copy.

87. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

Apple reminds me a crackhead.

92. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Apple wants to sue Google for Android.....they are just beating around the bush about it. Apple cant handle competition. I seriously hope the iPhone drops into niche category so Apple can sit the hell down. Make products Apple....not more lawsuits.....

113. Yodaa

Posts: 21; Member since: May 22, 2013

Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them do not. Miss them do not. Attachment leads to jealousy. The shadow of greed that is. Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.

131. YouGotTrolledSon

Posts: 41; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

I think it's time for Google to sue Apple for Notification panel and other things!!!! Obviously we all know that Notification panel from iOS is copied from Android. Google have been staying away from this patent wars but it's Apple who declared war first. And I believe if Google involve in this patent wars , Apple has no chance to win. Shame on you Apple.

2. Orbitman

Posts: 110; Member since: Oct 09, 2011

will the madness never cease?!?!?!

10. Droiddoes unregistered

Not until apple is gone. I wish all carriers and retailers would just stop carrying their crap to send a message. It's not like anyone besides apple makes any money off an iToy anyway, only reason they are carried is iToys drive accessory attachments. Retailers should take a note from Costco: they kicked the rotten fruit out and their witreless division is doing just fine.

116. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Don't worry Droiddoes, Apple will be joining Nokia and BB very soon, right down south, RIP! Hoping, washing, and praying! There is a universal justice the eyes of truth is always watching us, Apple! I wish all these average joes start to realize, that Apple is a very bad rooten company, and all over the world people realize, and start to stop buying any Apple products. All these big manfactures should stop supplying Apple. The world should be against them, and kick them out. Mthrf?r$ ™

3. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 592; Member since: May 26, 2011

Apple is out of control with all these damn patent lawsuits.

16. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

LOL I wonder what's Apple's next target, oh I know, Megapixels. Apple will patent Megapixels and Apple will sue Samsung for using Megapixels then Samsung will start using Ultrapixels like HTC. And other manufacturers will follow as well. And iPhone will have the worst camera ever because it is still using Megapixels and others are using Ultrapixels. xD How's that sound?

4. alltechinside

Posts: 248; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

Oh Apple...... Planning to make profit out of lawsuit again.....Hope it backfires them.

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