Apple claims patent infringement on Samsung’s Note 10 and Jelly Bean software

Would you be surprised if I said Apple is trying to sue Samsung over their Galaxy Note 10.1? No? Didn’t think so. Apple told a judge in California that Samsung infringes patents on the Samsung Note 10.1, and even wanted to add Android 4.1 into that lawsuit. Now, to be fair, this is in reaction to Samsung suing Apple over LTE patents in the iPhone 5, but even after Samsung is making clear strides to differentiate their phones and tablets from Apple’s products, Apple still continues to litigate.

On October 1st, Judge Lucy Koh rescinded a ban on Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 declaring there were no grounds for the injunction after jurors ruled on August 24th that Samsung did not infringe the Apple design patent that was the basis of the injunction. Apple, naturally, objected, claiming that the Tab should remain banned as it was found guilty of other patent infringements. Regardless, the ban was, and still is, lifted.

Fast forward a few months, and now Apple seeks to add several new Samsung products to its list of infringing devices on the basis that they are capable of using a stylus. Now, maybe I’m taking this the wrong way, but I think Apple is starting to sue Samsung over things that the iPhone and iPad don’t do. In addition to that, they’re adding lawsuits over Jelly Bean, which technically isn’t even Samsung’s product. Just when you think it couldn’t get any more crazy, Apple pulls a move like this.

This trial isn’t set to take place until 2014, so it’s very doubtful that this will actually impact any sales. And in a win for common sense, Judge Grewel declined to make any preliminary rulings on the case for fear of either company filing another round of lawsuits. Not a bad move; anything to slow down the constant lawsuits is a good thing.

source: Bloomberg

About the Author: Jared Peters

Born in southern Alabama, Jared spends his working time selling phones and his spare time writing about them. The Android enthusiasm started with the original Motorola Droid, but the tech enthusiasm currently covers just about everything. He likes PC gaming, Lenovo's Moto Z line, and a good productivity app.

  • Marc J. Drake

    I am so tired of Apple

  • ye

    Sigh, apple is annoying. All you hear about is how apple uses loopholes on taxes to pay only 1% or so in taxes while even romney pays 14%. Apple suing everyone, overcharging so much for their stuff even though their stuff is inferior. Disgusting company imo

  • Daniel Wentzel

    They should rather focus on fixing their maps.



  • PaulinVite

    Any repect for Apple I had is all but gone, although I use a Mac the rate at which Samsung is inovating and moving forward is really amazing. We are seeing the same senario that we saw with Microsoft and Apple. Stylus!! I was using them as most of us were were with our win mobiles back in the day. Apple are running scared where the lead they now trail.

  • Graham

    Apple should concentrate on trying to catch up and offer better hardware in more sizes and a more open and less restrictive OS, as they have definitely fallen far behind Android and Samsung IMO. They should also stop this sue-happy, crazy litigious behaviour. Anyway, Apple have lost all my respect. I’ll never buy an Apple product.

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  • Igor Vinogradov

    If Apple “attack” Google, Apple will be killed. Bloody killed.

  • RTWright

    I will not even use iTunes and it’s free. I refuse to use anything or buy anything, Apple. I’m boycotting anything to do with Apple. If I could get the people where I work to get me off of this stupid MacBook Pro, I would in a heartbeat. I’m that disgusted with Apple. They’re nothing more than a bunch of Wallstreet Arse Kissing Cry Babies! In other words, it’s only about money with them anymore, not innovation or advancement.