It has been a while since we last heard about the patent war between Apple and Samsung, but that doesn’t mean the two companies haven’t been busy going at each other. Earlier today, it was ruled that both companies can introduce new gadgets into their ongoing lawsuit, including the iPhone 5 and Galaxy Note II. Both sides claim the other’s gadgets infringe on its patents.
Back on November 16, Judge Paul Grewal had ruled that both companies could add products to the lawsuit, citing concerns that not allowing them to do so would prompt new lawsuits. Earlier today, Judge Grewal once again approved the adding of products to the lawsuit for both Apple and Samsung, with the former adding five.
Apple has tacked the Galaxy S III running Android 4.1, as well as the Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Tab 8.9 with wifi, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, and the Rugby Pro to its filings. Samsung, meanwhile, was a tad more conservative, simply adding the iPhone 5. The trial isn’t set to take place until March of 2014, so we’ll likely see more products added before it’s all said and done.
Neither Samsung nor Apple have made any public comments on the update yet. This is part of an ongoing lawsuit between the two companies, with both claiming harm due to the actions of the other. If you feel like picking your way through the legalese, you can check out the lawsuit Apple v. Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) Ltd., 12-cv-00630, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (San Jose).