A California judge has just allowed Apple and Samsung to add new devices to a patent infringement suit. Samsung has sought for this from early October, seeking to add iPhone 5 to the case as a violator of eight of its wireless data technology patents. However, Apple decided to pursue the Galaxy Note, Galaxy S III and Android Jelly Bean. There is yet no information, about which Apple’s patents are infringed with these two devices and Google’s mobile OS.
"I think ultimately they know they're not going to be able to stop Samsung and Android from trading they're just going to try and slow them down, tying their time money and executives up in a court case. The only thing they get out of this is slowing them down." – says Adam Leach, principal analyst at Ovum. "However, Apple continues to take aggressive legal action that will restrict market competition. Under these circumstances, we have little recourse but to take the steps necessary to protect our innovations and intellectual property rights,"- he added.
With the two companies having lawsuits in more than 10 countries, each of which end with different verdicts, the patent war seems to really become endless. The more new devices are added, the tougher the patent battle gets. The fact to note is that both Apple and Samsung represent about a half of smartphone industry together. Let’s see what the US judge decides this time, and hope the verdict is not anything like the one made by a UK judge recently.