Apple and Samsung Have This New Bone To Pick
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Samsung are not done with their patent bickering just yet. The iPhone maker has told U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal in federal court in San Jose that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 and Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system violate its patents, and wants the two products added to a case set to go on trial in 2014.
While the complaint was made in the same court that gave Apple $1.05 billion in damages against its rival on August 24, the latest filing remains separate. Samsung began U.S. sales of its stylus-equipped Galaxy Note 10.1 in August.
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According to Bloomberg, Apple attorney Andrew Liao told Grewal that the Galaxy Nexus was the only phone with Jelly Bean that Apple wanted added to the complaint, though it has plans to add 17 devices that could potentially use a stylus.
Earlier, Samsung had added the iPhone 5 to its list of infringing devices in the August case. Apple has won a preliminary order that blocks U.S. sales of Samsung’s Nexus smartphone and is seeking the same for the Galaxy S III smartphone after a jury found that the Korean company infringed six of seven patents at stake in the trial. Koh has scheduled a hearing in December to consider Apple’s request for permanent U.S. sales ban for eight Samsung smartphone models and the Galaxy Tab 10.1, but will also hear Samsung’s bid to get the verdict thrown out on claims of juror misconduct.
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