Samsung Sues Apple Over iPad mini, iPad 4 And iPod touch 5

Samsung has filed a request in court to add iPad mini, 4th generation iPad and 5th generation iPod touch to the list of products accused of infringing on a mix of 3G standard essential patents and specific feature patents.

Earlier in the year, Apple had sued Samsung for infringing on four of its patents. In September, Apple filed an amended complaint with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, adding Samsung’s Galaxy  III and Galaxy Note 10.1 to the list of infringing devices.

In response Samsung had countersued claiming that Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod touch infringed on some of its patent. So the request that was filed earlier today is related to this patent case and not the landmark patent case between the two companies.

Samsung claims that “[t]he iPod Touch 5, iPad 4, and iPad Mini have the same accused functionality as the versions of the iPod Touch and iPad that are already part of this case. As such, the proof of infringement of the patents-in-suit by the iPod Touch 5, iPad 4, and iPad Mini will be substantially the same as for other Apple devices already accused of infringement in this litigation, and there will be no impact on the parties’ ongoing claim construction efforts.”

Samsung was recently allowed to add iPhone 5 to the list of infringing devices.

Scales of Justice by mikecogh from Flickr.

[via The Verge]

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