Judge Says Apple Can't Add Samsung Galaxy S4 to Current Lawsuit

Posted June 27, 2013 at 4:15pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 9627 views

U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal ruled today that Apple cannot add the Samsung Galaxy S4 to its existing lawsuit with Samsung because it would widen its scope and overburden the courts resources, reports AllThingsD.

“Each time these parties appear in the courtroom, they consume considerable amounts of the court’s time and energy, which takes time way from other parties who also require and are entitled to the court’s attention,” said Grewal.

Instead Apple will need to file a new lawsuit against Samsung if it wishes to address alleged patent infringements by the device.

Apple had requested the court remove one of the old devices in the case and replace it with the Samsung Galaxy S4.

“Apple has concluded that it is an infringing device and accordingly intends to move for leave to add the Galaxy S4 as an infringing product. Upon the grant of such motion, Apple will eliminate (without prejudice) one of the Accused Products named herein, so that it will continue to accuse only 22 products of infringement at this stage of the litigation.”

Grewal noted that while the number of products was the same, the number of disputes around the Galaxy S4 are greater than the product it was replacing.

“Judge Koh has been explicit with both parties that this case must be streamlined, which requires reducing the number of products and patents at issue — not increasing them,” said Grewal. “The number of products may be the same, but as the court described, the potential disputes revolving around Galaxy S4 are greater than whatever product it will replace because of its late addition.”

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allyjindal - June 17, 2014 at 10:20am
There is always a conflict with the mobile companies because of some new technology. Apple was always dominating in market. No doubt many people prefer Samsung because its comes in budget but apple any was better. Research On Indonesia
Fukscrawn John - June 17, 2014 at 12:16pm
Well said. Samshit fails in an infinite loop but what chance do they have left after 2014?
johnmatthews - February 4, 2014 at 12:11pm
There is always a conflict with the mobile companies because of some new technology. It is better that they get a patent for everything which they create. global market research reports
Raleigh - June 28, 2013 at 5:02am
believe me, when s5 comes in aluminum, that draws the line!
jpicazo316 - June 29, 2013 at 1:01pm
Maybe it was sarcasm, maybe it wasn't it was still a good one though. I think Apply should patent oxygen.
jpicazo316 - June 29, 2013 at 1:04pm
*Apple, damn keyboard...all hail AUTO CORRECT, can't win them all
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