Samsung accuses iPad Mini, new iPad of patent infringement
These devices won't be included in patent lawsuit until US Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal approves the request.
New Delhi: Over the last few months, Apple and Samsung have been seen including new products in their legal battles. Samsung, which of late succeeded in including the iPhone 5 to its patent battle, has now accused Apple's iPad Mini, the 4th generation iPad and the latest iPod Touch of infringing its patents.
"In a court filing today, the company (Samsung) asked to include Apple's 7.9-inch tablet along with the latest versions of the iPod Touch and iPad; all of the devices are accused of infringing the same patents already in play in the case," reports The Verge.
While Samsung has put forth its request, but these devices won't be included until the request is approved by US Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal.
Besdies, a US judge has also ordered Apple Inc to disclose to rival Samsung Electronics details of a legal settlement the iPhone maker reached with Taiwan's HTC Corp, including terms of a 10-year patents licensing agreement.
The Korean electronics giant had earlier filed a motion to compel its US rival - with whom it is waging a bitter legal battle over mobile patents across several countries - to reveal details of the settlement that was reached on November 10 with HTC but which have been kept under wraps.
In August, the iPhone maker won a $1.05 billion verdict against Samsung after a US jury found that certain Samsung gadgets violated Apple's software and design patents.