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Samsung looks to add the Ipad Mini to Apple lawsuit

Also the fourth generation Ipad
Thu Nov 22 2012, 10:33
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KOREAN PHONE GIANT Samsung is seeking to add the Ipad Mini to its patent lawsuit against Apple, claiming it infringes its wireless patents.

It's not just the Ipad Mini that's implicated, as Samsung is also looking to add the fourth generation Ipad to its upcoming patent infringement lawsuit, claiming that both of Apple's latest tablets infringe its patents relating to wireless technology.

Samsung has also voiced its intentions to go after the fifth generation Ipod Touch, as it's unsure whether it properly used Patent No. 7,672,470 against the portable music player, a patent that refers to volume control.

This move from Samsung comes just days after it was allowed add the Iphone 5 to its upcoming patent lawsuit against Apple, which in turn was given the nod to go after the Samsung Galaxy Note and Galaxy S3.

Although Apple was unavailable to comment on today's revelation, it is certainly aware of Samsung's latest move.

The court filing reads, "Samsung notified Apple of its intention to add newly released products on November 6, 2012 and has already provided Apple with its proposed infringement contentions for these products.

"This case is still early in the discovery period and Apple will therefore have ample opportunity to prepare its defences to Samsung's allegations of infringement with regard to the Ipod Touch 5, Ipad 4, and Ipad Mini."

However, it goes on to add that Apple has opposed to the Ipod Touch being added to the lawsuit, because it was "not expressly listed in Samsung's infringement contentions".

The patent infringement lawsuit is expected to go to trial in 2014, although no date has been set. µ


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