Judge allows Apple and Samsung to add each other's newly made devices to be part of 2014 trial

Judge allows Apple and Samsung to add each other's newly made devices to be part of 2014 trial
The next major patent trial between Samsung and Apple is scheduled to start on March 31st, 2014. While Judge Lucy Koh is expected to preside over this trial, too, we won't see crusty Velvin Hogan in the juror's room trying to spread his agenda to the rest of the jury. Anyway, both Apple and Samsung recently filed a joint stipulation order which was signed off on by Judge Paul Grewal.

Under the motion, Apple gets to add the Samsung GALAXY Note II, Samsung Galaxy S III with Android 4.1, Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro, Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 Wi-Fi and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. Samsung gets to add the Apple iPhone 5. There was one device removed. Originally claimed by Apple to infringe its utility patent, the Samsung Galaxy S III mini was withdrawn fromn the case after Samsung said it was not actively selling it in the U.S. Apple had claimed that it received multiple orders of the phone shipped by Amazon to a U.S. address, but dropped the phone from the claim anyway.

Although the trial isn't starting until a year from next March, the discovery process ends in July which means until then, we will probably see Apple add some new Samsung devices while Samsung might want to add any variation of the Apple iPhone that is released before then, like the low priced version of the phone that has been involved in on-again, off again rumors.

Fancy yourself an attorney? Know every line of  LA Law by heart? Still have your poster of Susan Dey on the wall (post Partridge, of course). Then you might want to check out the actual court document below.

source: AppleInsider

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21 Comments

1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

This is a routine discovery stipulation. If the patent is invalidated, Apple could add the entire catalog of Samsung phones that are powered by Android, and it wouldn't matter for sh*t.

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Why wouldn't it matter?

22. AWiseGuy

Posts: 68; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Because if you try to sue for patent infringement on a patent you don't have, you'd look like an idiot as the judge swiftly kicks you and your time-wasting case out the door. If the patent(s) is(are) invalidated, that's precisely what would go down, although in a somewhat less entertaining manner than Judge Koh physically kicking Apple's attorneys.

20. iCandy

Posts: 46; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Can anyone list exactly which patents are being argued in this case? Thanks.

2. thunderbolt

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

Watch the Apple stocks nosedive further after S4 ... and then again after Note III.

5. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Actually, watch Apple's share price drop 20% when their patent gets invalidated....

8. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

I think the real issue is that apple has fallen far behind and people are starting to realize this. The stock only started to drop after the iPhone 5 was released. If Apple really wanted to compete based on anything other than their brand and lawyers they would have redesigned iOS, released an iPhone with 4.8" 1080p display, NFC, micro USB and quad-core processing. But as long as people continue to buy their products religiously Apple doesn't need to do anything new.

13. thunderbolt

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

Problem with increasing size is that either price goes up or Apple's margin comes down and both would mean doom for them. That's what has made them a miser when taking big jump on size is concerned. Last time they just stretched the length so on IP6 they may just increase the width .... incremental changes you see is their business policy :)

19. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

They could just make another iPhone and charge $299 on contract, i'm sure many Apple customers are more than willing to shell out an extra $100.

3. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

and 2014 it will continue ug I am sick of it

14. jsdechavez

Posts: 816; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Yes. The holiday (ceasefire) is really over...

4. adelta90

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

this is getting really boring i dont really care who wins what anymore.

7. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Oh my god the galaxy rugby pro looks exactly like a the new iPhone 5. God these lawsuits are so stupid and now that Apple stole 1 billion from Samsung there is no way either party will think logically and end the bulls**t. How pathetic...

15. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

I really hope you're being sarcastic. That phone looks nothing like the iPhone 5.

9. ddeath

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

No faith in the US system when they can allow a ridiculous patent for a black rectangle with rounded corners to prevail, when the rest of the world thinks it is BS. Oh well, they gotta protect their own 'IP'.

10. Giggity

Posts: 147; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Apple, please sue this ==>http://goo.gl/Ja0ib

16. reyenrique

Posts: 99; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

l saw it an it is funny good work (((:

18. leondarsh

Posts: 21; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

Awsm comment bro... Hatts off...

11. BREvenson

Posts: 240; Member since: May 17, 2012

Everybody sing along! You know how it goes... "This is the suit that never ends, yes it goes on and on, my friends..."

17. leondarsh

Posts: 21; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

somebody please stop this bulls**t... I m sick and tired of these (mainly bcoz applecrap).... They started this trend.... f**k Apple...

21. dragonscourgex

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Lucy Koh needs to be remove from this case, nether company should have been allowed to add any more devices. The patents Apple are suing over are just plain pointless. If she truly want to do what's right for the consumer, she need to try and end these case. Not let them add more devices to it.

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