Samsung, Apple allowed to add products including iPhone 5 in patent lawsuit

The Judge raised the possibility that Apple's latest tablets could be included if Samsung requests it

By , IDG News Service |  IT Management

Like the iPhone 5, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 was released after the parties exchanged their infringement contentions, Judge Grewal said. Apple was also allowed in the order to update infringement contentions with respect to the Samsung S III, as it had previously filed infringement contentions against the device based on its U.K. version, before the U.S. version was released.

Apple was, however, allowed to include Jelly Bean, a version of the Android operating system, only with regard to the Galaxy Nexus. Samsung does not have any design control over the content of Jelly Bean as it is a Google Android product that Samsung itself did not develop, the Judge said. "The court will not permit a sweeping amendment that might apply to devices other than those properly tied to Samsung," he added.

The court also allowed Apple to add 17 more Samsung products to its pen stylus claims. Apple had sought to add claims 1, 2, 4, 5 and 13 of U.S. Patent No. 5,666,502 to its infringement contentions for the devices because they could also be used with a stylus.

John Ribeiro covers outsourcing and general technology breaking news from India for The IDG News Service. Follow John on Twitter at @Johnribeiro. John's e-mail address is john_ribeiro@idg.com

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