Apple adds Samsung’s latest Galaxy lineup to court filing

Jeremiah Yap – Fourth Estate Cooperative Writer

Cupertino, CA, United States (4E) – Apple has added Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S III, and Galaxy Mini to its latest US federal court filing to continue their long standing patent battle. Apple’s move to add Samsung’s latest gadgets is payback since the Korean-based electronics conglomerate included the fourth-generation iPad and fifth-generation iPod Touch to its own court filing a few days ago.

“Samsung seeks an order granting it leave to amend its infringement contentions pursuant to Patent L.R. 3-6 to allege infringement by the iPod Touch 5, iPad4, iPad Mini, and three prior generations of the iPod Touch, and to correct its Patent Local Rule 3-1(g) contentions,” Samsung’s filing contained.

The trial for Samsung and Apple’s latest court tussle will take place two years from now.

The roster of gadgets currently included in the case between the two tech giants involve Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 and Nexus, and Apple’s iPhone 5. The Galaxy line-up runs Google’s Android operating system and it has been included in conjunction with Samsung by Apple.

The court case focuses more on user interface patents and software. Apple may pull Google into the mix.

Last three months ago, Samsung was ordered by a US federal court to pay Apple $1 billion in damages for patent infringement. Compared to the latest court filing, the astonishing $1 billion court case involved exterior design issues rather than software.

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