In a court filing on Friday, Apple (AAPL) asked a federal judge to allow it to pursue claims that Samsung’s Galaxy S III running Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Tab 8.9 Wi-Fi, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Rugby Pro and Galaxy S III mini, which hasn’t officially hit the U.S. with a carrier partner, but the 800 x 480 resolution device is available through various retailers, violate its patents.
The new claims are part of one of two patent infringement lawsuits pending in the U.S. by Apple against Samsung, and come just days after Samsung filed a request that the iPad Mini, the 4th-gen iPad, and the 5th-gen iPod Touch be included in a California case set to go to trial on March 31, 2014.
Back in August, a lawsuit by Apple that related to different patents resulted in a $1.05 billion verdict against Samsung.
According to blog FOSS Patents [via Mashable], that first broke the news of the aforementioned additions, Apple’s new motion clarifies that “Apple does not seek to accuse the Jelly Bean or the Ice Cream Sandwich platforms operating on any Samsung device”. But it’s a fact that certain Samsung products have been updated with newer Android versions, and Samsung’s own website, cited by Apple’s motion, says that the company “is in close communication with both Google (GOOG) and [its] carrier partners to upgrade devices to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as quickly and as smoothly as possible”.
Apple and Samsung will most likely continue to hurl gadgets at each other as fact verification is scheduled to run through July 8, 2013.
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