U.S. Judge Paul Grewal has late last week the requests from Apple and Samsung granted to extend their patent suits to the latest products of their respective opponents. It now also have Apple’s iPhone 5 and Samsung’s U.S. models of the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 10.1 disputed.
It is noteworthy that the court has accepted Apple’s demand, Google’s mobile operating system Android 4.1 Jelly Bean included in the dispute. Grewal points out, however, that Samsung has not the mobile OS developed and that Apple can not take direct action against Android. “The court will not allow blanket extension that refers possibly to devices other than those that are actually from Samsung,” Grewal writes in the grounds of his decision.
The controversy now includes 19 products from Samsung, which will violate claims of eight patents by Apple. The case will be heard separately from the trial at which a jury Apple in late August zusprach $ 1.05 billion damages. While it was about to design, as the action employed against Galaxy Note 10.1 and Android 4.1 with software patents. The trial is to begin in March 2014.
Until then, both parties have plenty of time to conduct further infringing devices. In its decision last week Grewal also warns Apple openly about to hinder requests by Samsung. “Given the early stage of these proceedings and of this opinion, the Court points out that Apple should think twice before it against similar requests for other newly released products – such as the iPhone 4 and the iPad Mini – is going to submit the Samsung could in the future. “