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Apple, Samsung Add Devices to Upcoming Mega Trial

By - Source: AppleInsider | B 17 comments

Slew of Galaxy products added, while Samsung adds iPhone 5.

A judge has allowed both and Apple and Samsung to add each firm's recent devices to a forthcoming trial.

The next major patent trial between the two technology giants is scheduled to start on March 31, 2014. It follows Apple's court case win in August that saw it being awarded $1.05 billion in damages. Samsung saw its request of having the judgement re-trailed denied.

Apple has now added the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S3 with Android 4.1, Galaxy Rugby Pro, Galaxy Tab 8.9 Wi-Fi and the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 to its patent lawsuit.

Samsung, meanwhile, added the iPhone 5. One of its devices was removed from the lawsuit by Apple in the form of the Galaxy S3 Mini, providing the South Korean technology firm not actively selling it within the region.


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    freggo , January 18, 2013 12:20 AM
    "start on March 31, 2014."

    The way the Apple stock is going they may not be able to afford a lawyer by then.

    Well, one can hope...
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    hppart , January 17, 2013 11:55 PM
    keep it going i say...as long as these 2 top dogs are competing there will always be better technology sooner for consumers...ps i hate Apple with a passion!
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    neoverdugo , January 17, 2013 11:37 PM
    And the dirty story continues...
    Too bad I don't have the popcorn to watch it, except reading the news reports and articles.
    For how long this technological beef will go on?
    Only God knows.
  • 4 Hide
    A Bad Day , January 17, 2013 11:53 PM
    Software/hardware industry's motto:

    "This is not a Mister Rogers' Neighborhood"
  • 10 Hide
    hppart , January 17, 2013 11:55 PM
    keep it going i say...as long as these 2 top dogs are competing there will always be better technology sooner for consumers...ps i hate Apple with a passion!
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    Spooderman , January 18, 2013 12:04 AM
    Why the heck can't Apple just leave people alone? Yeah, because they TOTALLY need more money and stuff. Come on, I already hate them enough. LEAVE SAMSUNG ALOOOOOONE!
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    Uberragen21 , January 18, 2013 12:10 AM
    SpoodermanWhy the heck can't Apple just leave people alone? Yeah, because they TOTALLY need more money and stuff. Come on, I already hate them enough. LEAVE SAMSUNG ALOOOOOONE!

    They feel the innovation slipping away. It has been ever since Jobs died. Their stocks have dropped $200 in 2-3 months! That says something.
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    unksol , January 18, 2013 12:18 AM
    " Samsung saw its request of having the judgement re-trailed denied."

    What the hell is a re-trail? And what was wrong with the old trail anyway?
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    freggo , January 18, 2013 12:20 AM
    "start on March 31, 2014."

    The way the Apple stock is going they may not be able to afford a lawyer by then.

    Well, one can hope...
  • 4 Hide
    dark_wizzie , January 18, 2013 12:59 AM
    Round TWO.
    FIGHT!
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    Anonymous , January 18, 2013 1:50 AM

    otacon72 01/18/2013 4:37 AM
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    You'd figure Samsung would be smart and do what HTC did and go into a licensing agreement. Especially since they'd already lost a billion. Apple will just take them for a couple billion this time around.


    1) Samsung has not lost a dime. Most of the patents in that case have since been invalidated. The court case will be reversed. All across the world Apple loses in courts YET you never comment on those articles! lol

    2) why would samsung pay apple for bogus patents? apple is nothing but bogus patents and stolen tech packaged nicely to fool the tech illiterate consumers.

    3) apple is losing everywhere and their market share is shrinking not to mention demand is waning and stock price is plummeting. lol
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    balister , January 18, 2013 2:25 AM
    Uberragen21They feel the innovation slipping away. It has been ever since Jobs died. Their stocks have dropped $200 in 2-3 months! That says something.


    They never innovated, even when Jobs was alive. All they did was iterate, combining ideas from multiple devices that came prior to the iPod, iPhone, and iPad, into a single device. Touch screens exists before the idevices, voice activated calling existed before the iPhone, apps for mobile devices existed before the idevices. Jobs just saw the various technologies and combined them into a single device and then claimed it was "magical". Don't get me wrong, Jobs was good at seeing trends, but he was not an innovator.
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    eternalkp , January 18, 2013 3:08 AM
    what device does the note 2 mimic from apple? can someone explain this to me
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    greghome , January 18, 2013 5:59 AM
    eternalkpwhat device does the note 2 mimic from apple? can someone explain this to me


    it copies the iPad Mini, because they're only an inch or 2 apart in size
    even though Samsung launched the Note first :p 
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    dthx , January 18, 2013 8:28 AM
    Dear Zak,
    The press is full of articles about the blows that Apple takes in the courts of many countries outside the USA. Fore some reason, you persist in seeing only one side of the story ... Biased reporting is as bad for your credibility and harms Tom's hardware as well... If people get bored, they will leave !
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    noob2222 , January 18, 2013 2:42 PM
    unksol" Samsung saw its request of having the judgement re-trailed denied."What the hell is a re-trail? And what was wrong with the old trail anyway?

    jury members used outside influence from his past patent trials to sway the votes, something your NOT supposed to do.

    "The jury instructions from U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh told jurors that they must "decide the case solely on the evidence before you."
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57519238-37/samsung-raises-jury-misconduct-in-bid-for-new-apple-trial/#!

    Quote:
    the jury decided that Samsung was liable for damages even for patents that were not infringed


    the jury was one fd up panel,with the majority probably all owned iphones.
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    murzar , January 18, 2013 5:23 PM
    Samsung's next innovation: Foldable Screens.

    Apple's next innovation: Smaller iPhone for the middle lower income demography.


    Samsung's is awesome.

    Apple's has been done for the past decade by everyone.
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    murzar , January 18, 2013 5:29 PM
    I know I made a typo. Please don't fixate on that.
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    noob2222 , January 18, 2013 6:06 PM
    murzarI know I made a typo. Please don't fixate on that.

    click the "read comments on the forums" and you get a free "edit" button.

    Edit: apple is probably going to patent that idea.