Apple Looks To Add Samsung Galaxy S4 To Patent Infringement Suit
There seems to be no end to the big dirty patent battle between Apple and Samsung and now the iPhone maker wants to add Samsung's recently released Galaxy S4 to a list of 22 devices it believes infringes on its patents.
Apple, in its second patent trial against Samsung scheduled for Spring 2014, said that the company analyzed the flagship Samsung smartphone after its launch and has "concluded that it is an infringing device and accordingly intends to move for leave to add the Galaxy S4 as an infringing product," The Verge reports.
However, Apple will have to remove one of the 22 other Samsung devices on the list which already includes a slew of major Samsung products such as Galaxy Note, Note 2 , Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Nexus. "It has also been ordered to comply with Judge Lucy Koh's request to limit the number of patent claims and infringing devices ahead of next year's trial," the report states.
Apple had launched a major legal battle with Samsung last year to stop the U.S. sales of Galaxy S3 even before it was released. On the other hand, Samsung has a strong patent infringement case against Apple that includes many of the Cupertino tech giant's products ranging across the iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod, Apple TV lines. However, the South Korean electronics major hasn't amended its statement just yet.
"In the forthcoming trial, the court ordered both parties to narrow the scope of their complaints, so as to make the proceedings move more swiftly." Apple Insider notes. "Apple's filing notes that Samsung has been attempting to limit its exposure in the case by demanding that Apple list each allegedly offending device on each carrier as a separate product."