Apple vs Samsung: More Products Added To Lawsuit

  • November 16, 2012

Apple vs Samsung

 

U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal has granted Apple and Samsung to add more products to their lawsuits. The trial of these lawsuits is schedule for 2014, however both can attempt to get injunction on infringing products.

The judge has accepted Samsung’s amended petition to add the iPhone 5 to the lawsuit. On the other hand,Apple has been allowed to add  the Galaxy Note 10.1, the Galaxy S III and the Android 4.1 [Jelly Bean] in the Galaxy Nexus device.

Apple did not get the sort of leverage it was seeking when it add the Android 4.1 [Jelly Bean]. According to Fosspatent Judge Grewal agreed with Samsung that, “such an amendment would be overbroad and may sweep any number of Samsung devices using the Jelly Bean operating system into this suit and Samsung also does not have any design control over the content of Jelly Bean as it is a Google Android product that Samsung itself did not develop”.

Mueller believed Apple would have been in a very powerful position had  they got what the wanted:

[quote] By adding Android 4.1 [Jelly Bean], first released in July 2012 and therefore after the mid-June deadline for regular infringement contentions in this case, Apple would have created a situation in which a slew of later product releases coming with that version of Google’s mobile operating system would have been targeted in this lawsuit without the actual products being named. This would have resulted in a potentially open-ended definition of products on which Apple could have later tried to collect damages. A blanket attack on Jelly Bean would also have created a situation in which Google would have made itself totally ridiculous if it had not done everything in its power to join the case as a co-defendant (or at the very least as a formal intervenor). A blanket attack on Jelly Bean would also have created a situation in which Google would have made itself totally ridiculous if it had not done everything in its power to join the case as a co-defendant (or at the very least as a formal intervenor).[/quote]

 

Source: Fosspatent

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