Apple Adds the Galaxy S III, Note II, and Other Devices to its California Lawsuit

Foss Patents reports Apple filed a motion on Friday evening to add six more Samsung devices to the ongoing patent lawsuit between both companies:

Both Apple and Samsung keep exercising their rights under the Northern District of California’s permissive rules governing the timing of infringement contentions. After Samsung added the iPhone 5 and Apple brought claims against the Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy S III, as well as the Galaxy Nexus with the Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) update, Samsung filed infringement contentions against the iPad 4 and iPad mini as well as the latest iPod touch. At the time I already said that in terms of the number of products that a party can add to the lawsuit at an advanced stage, there is actually even more of an opportunity for Apple, given that Samsung has a far wider product range.

Here’s what Apple has added to its claim charts:

  • Samsung Galaxy S III (running Jelly Bean)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II (Oct. 24th release)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Wifi (ICS 4.0 update)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (ICS 4.0 update)
  • Samsung Rugby Pro (Oct. 21st release)
  • Samsung Galaxy S III Mini (offered for sale in the U.S.)

Just three days ago, Samsung added the new iPad mini and 4th gen iPad to its list of Apple devices it has accused of patent infringement (don’t worry, the iPhone 5 is already on the list too).

Recently, U.S. Court Judge Paul Grewal granted Samsung full access to the Apple-HTC settlement agreement, which will reveal the financial terms of the deal to the attorneys involved. A former report stated Apple actually has more U.S. LTE smartphone patents compared to Samsung, even though the latter’s CEO stated the iPhone would not be possible without their LTE patents.

The case is set to start trial in March of 2014. It’s going to be a doozy.

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