Judge refuses to let Apple add Samsung Galaxy S4 to patent trial sequel

Judge refuses to let Apple add Samsung Galaxy S4 to patent trial sequel
He might not be as well known by our readers as Judge Lucy Koh is, but we have over the years spent some ink on Magistrate Judge Paul S.Grewal. Judge Grewal made a decision on Wednesday that disallows Apple from including the relatively new Samsung Galaxy S4 from the next Apple-Samsung patent trial due to begin early next year.

Judge Grewal was a little snarky in his comments to both firms, but directed most of the edge in his comments toward Apple. Adding another device to the case would tax the court's time and would take away access to the legal system for others who need legal recourse, according to the judge. If you think that Judge Grewal is showing no patience for the inevitable drama that occurs when these two rivals appear together in a courtroom, you might want to look back at Judge Koh's occasionally harsh tone toward attorney's of both firms during last year's case.


Meanwhile, Apple attorney Josh Krevitt threatened that excluding the Samsung Galaxy S4 from the suit would require Apple to file a new lawsuit because the Samsung devices covered in the second trial will be out of date once the trial starts next year.

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source: Bloomberg

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24 Comments

1. android_hitman unregistered

OMG Apple .. are you that desperate?

8. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

they cannot withstand the burn that sammy grew that large

14. ghaniosman

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

Everyone to apple : IN UR FACE!!!!

22. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Obviously

2. ihatesmartphone unregistered

This thing keep annoying ME!! Please stop, just settle it in a good way :)

3. Izoe

Posts: 149; Member since: Sep 02, 2010

If Apple knows the devices are out of date, then whats the point of the lawsuit?

4. GeekMovement unregistered

Apple is very desperate. It's going to add the Note III whether the court likes it or not.

23. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Expectedly

5. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

even judge is fed up of these troll companies

6. DarkShadow

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

apple suck Big time ...well their are cry baby!!!

7. mi55u unregistered

why phonearena keep on posting this lawsuit advertisement recently?

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

well the website is call phone arena right? lol

9. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Everybody gets inspiration from everybody, see iOS7 (or um, iPod that's a 100% design ripoff). So it's time to ged rid of the ridiculous patents and fine for the obvious was, say a $100M for the iPhone lokking Sammy's and that's it. It's all getting boring anyway.

10. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Apple are acting like babies,if they like courts,go an watch Tennis at Wimbledon there loads of Courts there!.but don"t get upset set when you Juice as that all you do wasteing money in Courts

12. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

Thief is screaming - "Catch the thief"!!!

13. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 891; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Apple is pathetic. Its only suing Samsung coz it knows it is the only major competitor eating its market share & only samsung has been responsible for downfall of Apple in recent past. If Apple really wanted to drag a party in court for copying, why apple didnt sue Sony for creating new xperia devices which have glass on both sides.? Why didnt sue HTC for the same reason? Apple was Samsung's biggest customer buying displays, microchips, etc. Apple had no problem with samsung when it launched Smartphones. Only when it started dominating, Apple had problems. I'm sure if HTC/Sony start dominating in market eating Apple's share, it will sue them as well. LOL... Get Well Soon Apple.. :-P.!!!!!!!!!

15. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

BURN APPLE BURN!!! Apple is the biggest patent troll in the smartphone history...!!! sins will come chasing apple, biting it's ass.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31105; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Heck there's so many variants of the s4, that adding it would take like 69 phones off the market.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31105; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm simply loving the new site redesign PA.

18. lpratas

Posts: 398; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S4 has not nothing that it is similar or it seems like Iphone or ios. I don't understand the stupidity of Apple to ad galaxy S4 to their lawsuit against Samung. It's for to implicate with Samsung one more time. Apple, why you don't go to bother the devil? Apple go to hell!! And they only implicate with Samsung!!

19. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I love this new judge. Stop acting so desperate Apple. Learn too compete you BIG BABY.

20. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

It would be one thing if these companies were struggling and needed a court win to survive but neither of them are anywhere close to being strapped for cash these days. Both parties need to grow up and let us, the consumers decide what we want to buy, not the courts.

21. DeathR34PER

Posts: 21; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

What a complete waste of time for Apple to do this... There's no freaking point when Apple already has added way more devices than Samsung and is attempting to stop Samsung's sales and letting the consumers to have the iOS stuff over Samsung Android...

24. Sondae

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 02, 2013

Apple getting desperate againts samsung...

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