Apple has now followed Samsung’s lead and added more products to their pending lawsuit. Apple has added six Samsung products including the Smasung Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III mini.
According to FossPatent:
[quote] Both Apple and Samsung keep exercising their rights under the Northern District of California’s permissive rules governing the timing of infringement contentions. After Samsung added the iPhone 5 and Apple brought claims against the Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy S III, as well as the Galaxy Nexus with the Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) update, Samsung filed infringement contentions against the iPad 4 and iPad mini as well as the latest iPod touch. At the time I already said that in terms of the number of products that a party can add to the lawsuit at an advanced stage, there is actually even more of an opportunity for Apple, given that Samsung has a far wider product range.[/quote]
The six Samsung products listed by FossPatent are:
Mueller reported that, “Apple’s motion highlights that all of these products (or product upgrades) were released after the fifth-generation iPod touch Samsung would like to include in this lawsuit, a fact that should make it difficult for the court to allow Samsung the addition of the fifth-generation iPod touch (apparently already released in early October) while denying Apple’s latest proposed additions as untimely.”
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FossPatent also has an update on the content of Apple’s 10-years patent deal with HTC.
According to the report:
[quote] Exhibit F-3 to the Apple-HTC settlement agreement contains the prepared, agreed-upon forms of dismissal. All of the dismissals of patents that truly belong to the parties are without prejudice, as I had reported. But HTC doesn’t truly own Google’s loan patents, and the parties agreed upon a dimissal with prejudice with respect to at least some of those. Google has a “buyback” right under its agreement with HTC, but Google is not a party to the Apple-HTC agreement.[/quote]