Apple, Samsung Identify Allegedly Infringing ProductsJoel Rosenblatt
Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. identified products they allege infringe their patents for smartphones and tablet computers as part of a lawsuit in federal court in San Jose, California.
The filings yesterday were made in a newer of two related patent cases. The lawsuit, scheduled for trial in March 2014, was filed last year and covers technology in newer smartphones made by both companies, including Samsung’s Galaxy S III and Apple’s iPhone 5.
In its filing yesterday, Cupertino, California-based Apple identified Samsung’s Galaxy Note smartphones and tablet computer. Samsung claimed “all generations” of Apple’s iPhone and iPads infringe at least three of its patents, according to its filing.
U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh last month rejected Apple’s request to add additional damages to the first patent infringement case between the two companies in San Jose. In that case, a jury awarded Apple $1.05 billion, finding the Suwon, South Korea-based company infringed six of the iPhone maker’s mobile-device patents.
Koh said this week she is considering freezing the more recent smartphone patent dispute scheduled for trial next year while an appeals court reviews the August verdict.
Last year’s case is Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., 11-cv-1846, the case scheduled for trial next year is Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., 12-cv-630, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (San Jose).