Apple adds Galaxy Note 10.1 and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to Samsung suit

By , Nov 6, 2012

Apple’s just expanded its second lawsuit against Samsung, seeking to include the South Korean company’s 10.1-inch Galaxy Note tablet on a list of allegedly infringing products. In addition, the iPhone maker has alleged that Google’s Android version 4.1 software, also known as Jelly Bean, infringes upon its patents. This could be the first time Apple directly sued Android over alleged patent infringement, though it wasn’t immediately clear whether Apple’s complaint involved the entire Android OS or just Samsung’s TouchWiz overlay. The case is scheduled for trial in 2014. And so it continues…

Bloomberg has the story:

Apple Inc. told a judge that Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy Note 10.1 device infringes its patents, and sought to add the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system to an existing lawsuit against Samsung in California.

Apple made the arguments today to U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal in federal court in San Jose.

Apple’s move could be in response to Samsung taking Apple to court last month, contending the iPhone 5 infringed on its patents. The fact that Apple won a $1.05 billion jury verdict against Samsung on August 24 – and is seeking more – also likely didn’t sit well with the Galaxy maker.

Also in litigation news: Judge Lucy Koh will rule next month to determine whether Samsung should be banned from selling its Galaxy products in the United States.

This development comes just as we thought an end to this legal mess might be in sight. Remember, just yesterday the search giant re-iterated  it is still “interested in reaching an agreement with Apple” over patents.

I guess Google could change its mind now, even if it’s not directly involved in this case.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

    look at all those retarded mascots on the google lawn..lol they need to be sued for those also

    • http://www.facebook.com/mario.villegas.315 Mario Villegas

      Look at this retarted fanboy

    • MagicDrumSticks

      I think they are cute.

  • Wassim Omais

    Google’s strategy is to get people hungry so they rush inside the store asking for the food and then they see the Android products and want to buy them… lol.

  • Erick

    though i am an apple fan, i dont think apple had to include jelly bean into this

    • Wassim Omais

      Same, I am a fan of apple products, but Apple’s too hard on the lawsuit side here. Really, I’ve tried Android Jelly Bean, and I like iOS 6 equally. I don’t see how they are THAT similar though…. At least similar to the point where a lawsuit is required… Silly apple, too many lawsuits nowadays… but you still deliver the best products in my opinion

      • Falk M.

        Not every patent is a visual design patent… Just saying.

      • Wassim Omais

        I know :)

  • http://twitter.com/CVthegreat Braun Buffel

    Come on Apple, why not improve your outdated IOS and unpowerful softwares rather than busy suing Samsung or Android. You are far behind and not interest me to upgrade to your latest idevice. Wake up and get back to business.

    • http://twitter.com/digitalfeind Dani Hayes

      iOS is and has been outdated since iOS 4. iOS 5 was a modest let down with just iMessages as being the best feature I think. iOS 6 was a major let down. I hope they move in a better direction with iOS now that Forstall is leaving.

  • max

    Is it just me, or it seems like apple is scared of good competition. Apple wants consumers to walk into a store and all you see are apple products. Last I checked this was still America.
    WAKE UP APPLE! The competition is only going to get stronger and stronger. The competition strongest weapon is that, they listen to us, the consumers and the give
    us, what we want and not what some fat executive with short fingers want.

  • Rodney Coleman

    Just like Apple.. lames… see why the board is leaving one by one