Apple to add Galaxy S4 to second California suit

By , May 14, 2013

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We certainly saw this coming. According to the FOSS Patents blog, run by patent expert Florian Müeller, Apple has decided to add the Galaxy S4 flagship smartphone to its patent infringement case against Samsung Electronics, while also dropping another product. The parties are expected to narrow their lists of the patent-infringing products. Currently, there are 22 gizmos each on their respective lists…

FOSS Patents has the story:

Late on Monday, Apple and Samsung submitted statements in response to Judge Koh’s April 24, 2013 order to narrow their second California case. Narrowing will occur in several steps until the spring 2014 trial.

Ultimately, by February 6, 2014, the parties will have to limit their asserted patents claims to five (per side) and their accused products to ten (per side).

Apple wrote in court documents it will drop another Samsung device from its list of 22 accused products once it has permission to add the Galaxy S4 to this litigation.

Apple’s list currently includes the Samsung Admire, Captivate Glide, Conquer 4G, Dart, Exhibit II 4G, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Player 4.0, Galaxy Player 5.0, Galaxy Rugby Pro, Galaxy S II, Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch, Galaxy S II Skyrocket, Galaxy S III, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, Galaxy Tab 8.9, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Illusion, Stratosphere and Transform Ultra devices.

On Samsung’s list of allegedly infringing Apple products: the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPod Touch (5th generation), iPod Touch (4th generation), iPod Touch (3rd generation), MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac mini, Mac Pro, iTunes (including iTunes Match), iCloud, Apple TV (3rd generation) and Apple TV (1st generation).

The trial is some ten months out.

Samsung, in the meantime, continues to advertise its flagship device against Apple.

The S4 was recently cleared for government use, becoming the first Android smartphone to win such an approval from the United States Department of Defense.

Apple’s iOS devices are expected to gain a DoD approval soon.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.liu.7503 Jonathan Liu

    There’s a lot of the word “galaxy” in the list. ;)

    • Boss

      Samsung might as well just chance their company name to “Galaxy” it would sound a lot cooler and if the quality of the phones was a lot better I think it would pass Apple easy

    • Segovia Mercado Libre

      Too many “i”s…

  • Dylfo

    I don’t get it

  • http://twitter.com/rick5up Ricky

    Its like almost all apple product is there

  • http://twitter.com/purpledodi Jens Tinnerholm

    What is this one about then?

  • http://twitter.com/Chindavon Chindavon

    So confusing

  • Hyr3m

    Christian could you please stop putting a picture of the S3 when talking about the S4 ?

  • My Wasted Fantasy

    Lol wut? .-.

  • Victor Lockwood

    Why the hell is the Macbook in there!?

    • pawfyd

      Because Samsung also makes computers?

    • Segovia Mercado Libre

      The question is… Why are Samsung products like Galaxy note, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S3… They have NOTHING in common with icraphone. I think apple cannot even recognize Samsung has much better products, like Galaxy Notes, when apple only has iphone… and more iphone… Very monotone, they sell you the brand, the iphone is a fetish.

  • Victor Lockwood

    It’s like they’re trying to take down every single product Apple have made…..:-/

  • http://twitter.com/patrickw1995 Patrick

    lol silly samsung, it’s no match compared to apple

  • chris125

    These trials are worthless, in 10 months these phones won’t even be sold(Samsung devices) and we will be on the iPhone 6 and galaxy s5