JUDGE AGREES TO ADD MORE SAMSUNG PRODUCTS TO AAPL'S CLAIM
RECALL THE HTC SETTLEMENT (~ $12/DEVICE ROYALTY TO AAPL) AND NOTE THIS IS ANOTHER FEDERAL CIRCUIT JUDGE -- NOT THE SAME ONE WHO AWARDED AAPL $1.2B FROM SAMSUNG (WHICH IS ON APPEAL BY SAMSUNG WITH POST-JUDGEMENT INTEREST RUNNING)... WE THINK THESE CASES WILL ALL END BEAUTIFULLY FOR AAPL, AND SAMSUNG WILL BE RELIEVED TO PAY ONLY A $12 OR SO ROYALTY PER DEVICE LIKE HTC WILL BE DOING.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 08:06 pm
Judge agrees to add newly released Apple and Samsung devices to upcoming trial
By Mikey Campbell
A California federal judge on Wendesday agreed with additional stipulations filed jointly by Apple and Samsung in which each party sought to supplement its case in an upcoming trial slated to begin in 2014.
Samsung's Galaxy S III mini has been dropped from Apple's suit. | Source: Samsung
The order on the parties' amended joint stipulations, handed down by Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal, adds a number of new devices to the case and withdraws one as a result of court filings from November 2012. The filing is part of Apple's Galaxy Nexus case and is not to be confused with the Apple v. Samsung court trial which ended in August.
As stated in the stipulation, Apple adds the Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S III with Android 4.1, Rugby Pro, Galaxy Tab 8.9 Wi-Fi and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 to the case while Samsung tacks on the iPhone 5. The Galaxy S III mini was on the list of devices alleged to have infringed Apple's utility patents, but assertions against the device were dropped after Samsung reported that it was not actively importing or selling the handset in the U.S.
With the Galaxy Nexus trial so far out -- currently scheduled to begin on March 31, 2014 -- there will likely be more devices added and further disputes filed before the fact discovery process is completed in July of this year.