Samsung adds iPad mini, iPad 4, and iPod Touch to lawsuit

Samsung adds iPad mini, iPad 4, and iPod Touch to lawsuit
The first lawsuit between Apple and Samsung was a bloodbath, and round 2 isn't shaping up to be any less of a battle. Last week, Samsung and Apple both added more products to the pending lawsuits, and today Samsung has pushed even more and added the iPad mini, iPad 4, and iPod Touch to its claims.

This new trial isn't expected to go to court until sometime next year, but when it does it should be just as heated as the last trial. Apple has already named the Galaxy Nexus, the Galaxy S III, the Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1, and a number of other devices. Samsung has added the newest models of iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and the one and only iPad mini to its claims.

Of course, just like the last time, while there may be substantial monetary compensation awarded one way or the other, by the time the cases go to trial and are settled, none of the devices listed will be current (some aren't even current right now). So, it will be another giant battle with huge sums of money, and no real effect on the smartphone market itself.

Bravo, Samsung and Apple. YIt's obviously a much better idea to spend all this time, and money on lawsuits rather than something like R&D...

source: Samsung filing via The Verge

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29 Comments

1. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

I think there should be another section on PA just for lawsuit news

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It's like a couple bickering back and forth.

27. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

No one likes those kind of couples.

28. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

For the most part, that's what the "Patents" tag has become...

2. Aeires unregistered

I don't really understand why so many people think they are spending less money on R&D just because of lawsuits. Both Apple and Samsung have tons of money, R&D isn't getting cut back unless the company feels it's not needed, not because lawyer fees are going up. It's probably the exact opposite, you have to spend more money on research to avoid being sued.

29. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Not saying the companies are spending less than before because of lawsuits, but that they are spending far less than they could because of lawsuits.

3. Leon101

Posts: 90; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

I think they should STOP doing these lawsuit!! It's so annoying!!

4. BREvenson

Posts: 240; Member since: May 17, 2012

This is all just a waste of time. As an Android supporter, it does kind of hurt to see companies that have invested so strongly in the OS have to fight against Apple to defend their own designs. Despite similarities (which are common in nearly every artistic medium, such as TV, film, music, etc.), there are unique factors. Apple claims they have the right to make "rectangular devices with rounded edges" with "swipe to unlock", "pinch-to-zoom", and all that stuff...but what effect does that have other than to stifle competition? Think of how many devices currently use (and have used) all those features; if Apple had their way, there would be NOTHING left. Needless to say, these lawsuits will be time-consuming and they will raise more and more interest in both parties, but it won't stop Apple and Samsung from doing their thing. Samsung will continue to release acclaimed products and increase sales and popularity for their devices...and Apple will continue to sue. That's the way of the world, it seems.

5. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I like this behavior by Samsung, I always knew they are as dirty as Apple banning devices, but of course fandroids will make excuses for Samsung

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

They're defending themselves lol.

7. ilia1986 unregistered

This is more than justified.

9. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Add the iphone 5, iphone5s/6 or whatever next few iPhones apple will release to the lawsuit sammy!

11. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Apple is like a bimbo beautiful but brainless and jealous of always with things around.

13. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

If Samsung wins, Apple will be finished as a company. If Apple wins, Samsung will just design and make other devices. These lawsuits are like paying for ads to Samsung.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30875; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

And just how do u know apple will b finished as a company? Close their doors and have a going outta business sale? Please explain why, or is this just another useless anti apple comment that will never come to fruition? Hmmmmm???

21. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

lmao im sorry but no matter how much you hate apple samsung winning wont even scratch them. you cant say apple will be finished as it wont happen. keep your hate in check

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 30875; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol that's what I was thinking bro. How's it going?

25. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

going amazing, had many tiny android fans come at me with the usual lol luckily i have a life outside p.a unlike them so all good

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 30875; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I hear u bro

14. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Payback! (I mean literally, Apple will pay back everything)

15. ahmed_ali_yossef2010

Posts: 164; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

how come !!!!!!!!!!????????

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30875; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I smell a settlement... If apple, and Samsung keep adding devices then soon we' ll have nothing to purchase. Isn't it crazy that apple Samsung Htc, Nokia make the best hardware, and 3 of the 4 can't get along?

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30875; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

What amazes me is no matter how dumb the comments are, the android faithful will thumb it up just for being anti apple. And u call apple users sh**p... Puhhleeeeeze!!!

22. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

i actually agree with you on that, like i said before role reversal, becoming what they complain about

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 30875; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly lol

20. DOGIEFRESH

Posts: 316; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Correction........They add those devices to the list they copy....!!!!!

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