Apple and Samsung, Samsung and Apple. Will their monotonous courtroom-based bickering ever end? Not in this lifetime, bro.
While one recent US-based case ended with Apple being awarded $1 billion in damages from Samsung, a second case is still brewing, and both companies have been allowed to add devices to their respective gripes.
This particular case, overseen by US Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal, started taking shape back in February this year.
Of course, things move fast in the world of technology, and both companies have released a ton of stuff in the past nine-or-so months.
Specifically, Samsung’s request to add the iPhone 5 to its complaint has been stamped with Grewal’s seal of approval. It supposedly – according to the South Koreans – infringes on several of Samsung’s standards-essential and feature-specific patents.
Meanwhile, Apple isn’t happy with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Samsung Galaxy S III, or Android 4.1 – as found on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
The pre-trial hearings continue, though we’re hoping the two can come to some sort of Apple/HTC-style agreement. We shan’t, however, holdeth our breaths.