Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) – Samsung Galaxy Note And Jelly Bean Infringed Its Patents

As far as recent report goes, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has told a judge that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 violates its patents. Thereby, Apple sought to add the Android Jelly Bean operating system to a present lawsuit against Samsung in California.

Apple presented arguments in front of US magistrate Judge, Paul Grewal in San Jose federal court. Apple’s bid to expand the litigation follows a move made by Samsung on 1st October to add patent-violation claims that were made against the iPhone 5 in the same lawsuit. Apple got away with $1.05 billion jury verdict against Samsung on 24th August in a separate patent lawsuit in the same court.

Filings in both companies in their two litigations before Judge Lucy Koh indicate no slack in their war across 4 continents to maintain dominance in the global smartphone market worth $219 billion.

Samsung started selling its Galaxy Note 10.1 in the US that comes with a stylus, a feature that is not available in Apple’s iPad. Jelly Bean happens to be Google’s most recent version of Android operating system that operates on Samsung mobiles and also Google’s own Nexus 7 tablet that was released sometime in June.

Judge Lucy Koh had withdrawn a ban on US sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 that she had forced in June, concluding there was no point in keeping the initial ban in place after member of the jury concluded in their decision on 24thAugust that Samsung had not violated Apple’s design patent.

Apple contended that the ban must stay in place since the jury found that Samsung’s Galaxy tab violated other patents in the case.

Apple has won a preliminary order from Koh placing ban on US sales of Samsung’s Nexus smartphones. In August, Apple included Samsung’s Galaxy S III to its list of products that have infringed patents.

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