Court to Apple: No Samsung Galaxy S4 in Next Trial

courtroomIn a minor setback for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) in its upcoming patent infringement trial against Samsung (SSNLF.PK), a judge has ruled that the Cupertino-based company cannot add the Galaxy S4 to a list of infringing products. In its rejected argument, Apple claimed, “the Galaxy S4 product practices many of the same claims already asserted by Apple, and that the Galaxy S4 practices those claims in the same way as the already-accused Samsung devices.”

However, U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal rejected the addition of the Galaxy S4.  Judge Grewal stated via Bloomberg that, “Each time these parties appear in the courtroom, they consume considerable amounts of the court’s time and energy, which takes time way from other parties who also require and are entitled to the court’s attention.”

This latest trial is scheduled for November and is a continuation of an earlier trial that awarded Apple $1.05 billion in damages. However, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh reduced the original award amount by $450 million after citing the jury’s use of an “impermissible legal theory.”