Apple and Samsung are at it again. This time, Apple is going after Samsung for the Galaxy Note 10.1 and Android Jelly Bean. Apple claims that the Galaxy Note 10.1 is in direct violation of its patents. Apple also claims Samsung is infringing with Android Jelly Bean.
Apple presented its claims yesterday at the District Courts of the Northern District of California. Apple presented reasons that Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 infringed on its patents, and thus, should be added to increasingly large suit. Apple felt that the Jelly Bean-running Galaxy Nexus should be added as well. Seems like Apple is just throwing every Samsung product on there.
Of course, Samsung plans to add Apple’s iPhone 5 to its list of suits as well, so it’s not just Apple that’s going on the offensive. According to Apple attorney Andrew Liao, Apple “wants to add 17 devices that could use a stylus,” even if the devices don’t actually ship with a stylus. The arguments were presented to Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal, who has yet to issue a ruling.
It sounds like the latest requests might be approved, as Judge Grewal is concerned that denying both companies their latest requests could trigger a whole new slew of lawsuits, and it seems like there is already more than enough out there. The trial for which Apple is trying to add the Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Nexus is set for 2014. Apple has already scored a preliminary order that blocks the sale of Samsung Nexus smartphones in the US.