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iPhone 5, Latest Galaxy Devices Added to Upcoming Trial

Several Apple and Samsung products have been approved to be included in a lawsuit between the two rivals.

U.S. magistrate judge Paul Grewal granted motions from both companies that adds Apple's iPhone 5, the U.S. model of the Galaxy S3, Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 and Google's Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS in relation to the Galaxy Nexus smartphone.

Apple had previously stressed that it would add the latter two to its ongoing lawsuit against the South Korean technology giant, which could ultimately see Google appearing in court to defend its mobile operating system.

Apple is now accusing Samsung that 19 of its devices are infringing eight of its patents. The case, separate from the August one which saw Apple being awarded $1.05 billion, is due to go to trial during March, 2014.

Both firms still have time to add other devices into the lawsuit. However, Grewal warned Apple that it should not try to block Samsung to do exactly that.

"Given the early stage of this litigation and the reasoning of this order, the court notes that Apple should think twice before opposing similar amendments reflecting other newly-released products -- e.g. the iPad 4 and iPad Mini -- that Samsung may propose in the near future," Grewal said.

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  • sparkman
    Does the judge seem a little bit biased too you? "Grewal warned Apple that it should not try to block Samsung to do exactly that." Or is this just common practice for judges to advise those in court?
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  • sacre
    Instead of competing by supplying products that crush the competition and give us great products, they just attempt to ban the competition from selling products.

    Got to love North America. What a f--ked up place man. Democracy/Capitalism is great but a load of s--t at the same time.

    Regardless of what happens, thankfully I will continue to purchase Samsung products here in Canada.
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  • Ragnar-Kon
    Ah... just when I was starting to wonder why there hasn't been an Apple lawsuit article lately... BAM it appears.

    Also, the article's picture almost makes me want to write a Star Wars parody about the Samsung vs Apple saga.
    Apple - "Drop the lawsuit in our moment of triumph?! I think you overestimate their chances!"
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  • Kami3k
    otacon72Samsung could've stopped all this by going into an agreement like HTC did. Now they're going to pay another billion or so. If Samsung had done their homework before releasing these devices they wouldn't be in this mess.
    HTC only buckled because they don't have the money to compete.

    Samsung makes billions in profit each quarter.

    Sorry Apple cultist, but your god's days are numbered.
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  • halcyon
    This is old and tired now.
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  • chibiwings
    Nah! We can alway increased the Production cost $_$ - Samsung sitting on top of it's money
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  • ikyung
    There is a reason Apple is attacking Samsung like their life depended on it. And it just is that. Their life depends on it. Not just Apple, but every tech company is keeping their eyes on Samsung and Google because of what Samsung and Google are trying to achieve.

    Look at the top 5 best selling tech products and you will find Samsung on every single list no matter what sector. Sometimes you will find 2-3 Samsung products in the same list competing against each other. The reason Samsung is flooding the high, mid, low-end is because of their vision of Smart Houses. Basically, a home that is connected and controlled using Android.

    Look at MS and Apple trying to enter the Smart TV market. Look at MS fighting Google in court and Apple fighting Samsung. Look at Google's new fiber optics line delivering 1Gbps for only 70 dollars a month. Not just Apple, but every tech company in the world is watching Google and Samsung slowly take over the world.
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  • pckitty4427
    Samsung, it's time to increase those processor prices again :)
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  • wemakeourfuture
    iKyunGThere is a reason Apple is attacking Samsung like their life depended on it. And it just is that. Their life depends on it. Not just Apple, but every tech company is keeping their eyes on Samsung and Google because of what Samsung and Google are trying to achieve.Look at the top 5 best selling tech products and you will find Samsung on every single list no matter what sector. Sometimes you will find 2-3 Samsung products in the same list competing against each other. The reason Samsung is flooding the high, mid, low-end is because of their vision of Smart Houses. Basically, a home that is connected and controlled using Android.Look at MS and Apple trying to enter the Smart TV market. Look at MS fighting Google in court and Apple fighting Samsung. Look at Google's new fiber optics line delivering 1Gbps for only 70 dollars a month. Not just Apple, but every tech company in the world is watching Google and Samsung slowly take over the world.
    You're sure about this? Samsung to me just reminds me of the old Sony. Except Sony actually came out and created more new markets for products. That is to say, Sony came out with new products that were truly innovative in that they created a new market space. For example the walkman, which later other companies came and replicated. Had their hands in creating the Audio CD and a bunch of other things. Recently they have imploded and lost 80% of their market cap in the past 5 years.

    You do know that even if Apple as a company lost 67% of its value its Market Cap would be equal that of Samsung. I do believe 2013 is when Apple as a company will begin to slide in terms of market cap. But as a company they will continue to be worth more. They are not going after Samsung because their life depends on it. They have over $120 billion in cash, winning $1 billion from Samsung does not change much for them. In case you didn't know, for the time being Apple is worth more than Google and Samsung combined. By mid-2013 Apple will have almost enough cash to outright buy Samsung (of course a hostile takeover with 0% premium to the price is not realistic, but shows you how much cash they will have). You do realize Samsung and Google have been "watching" Apple, you know the whole touchscreen smartphones and tablets that Apple created the markets for, that they have replicated. Apple has tried to compete with Google in maps and has failed, but overall in terms of core business and sheer revenue and profits, Google and Samsung followed Apple's product lines more than vice-versa.

    So when and where have Microsoft and Apple entered the smart tv market? To me they sell units (Xbox and Apple TV) to be used with existing TVs and they have been around for years. Rumours exist about Apple entering to make actual TVs but these have been around for almost 2 years.

    Its natural for Google that is an internet company and makes almost 80% of its profits from internet advertisements to get into delivering the internet. This is not Microsofts or Apple's core business and is not really a threat to them. If anything, ultraspeed internet will help Apple push their iTunes to be used even more for content such as movies and tv shows.

    Apple and Sony both created new markets for products. The only thing I've seen Samsung create is the phablet. (Phone/Tablet with its Note II). Which is equivalent to me as a company being the first to offer 40" tvs when only 32" and 50" were the only ones available .
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  • ericburnby
    Kami3kHTC only buckled because they don't have the money to compete.Samsung makes billions in profit each quarter. Sorry Apple cultist, but your god's days are numbered.Samsung buckled and signed with Microsoft. It's only a matter of time before Samsung caves and signs with Apple too.
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