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Apple accuses Android 4.1 and Samsung tablet of patent infringement, request adding to lawsuit

News by Andrew Kameka on Tuesday November 06, 2012.

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Apple claims that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software infringe on its intellectual property, so it has asked a federal judge in California to add the Galaxy Note 10.1 to an existing lawsuit. Apple and Samsung are locked in several patent-related legal battles in multiple courts and countries, and today's claim stems from a preliminary hearing in a San Jose federal court.

Bloomberg reports that Apple asked U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal to add the Galaxy Note 10.1 to the lawsuit, scheduled to go to trial in 2014, because of alleged patent violations that were not named by the reporter. The request to add the Galaxy Note to the list of offending devices follows Samsung's added patent infringement claims based on the iPhone 5. Both Apple and Samsung secured new patents related to LTE in September, ahead of what is expected to be another chapter in the two companies' ongoing legal issues.

Apple won a jury verdict in a previous trial that found several Samsung products infringed on Apple's patents and design, leading to a $1.05 billion judgment against Samsung. Samsung has asked a judge to set aside that ruling and is likely to appeal the decision.

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