iPhone 5, Galaxy S3 added to US patent battle

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NEW YORK–A California judge on Thursday granted motions to add Apple’s iPhone 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy S3 with the Jelly Bean operating system to a patent infringement suit between the mobile giants.

San Jose judge Paul Grewal granted the motions filed by the two companies, which are embroiled in patent lawsuits in 10 nations and have accused each other of stealing design and technology.

Samsung — the world’s top mobile and smartphone maker — was ordered by a US jury in August to pay Apple $1.05 billion in damages for illegally copying iPhone and iPad features for its flagship Galaxy S smartphones.

It has appealed the ruling.

Since then, two separate rulings by courts in Japan and the Netherlands have dismissed Apple’s claims of patent infringement.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TSX56EQOQIJQWG42MHQLSZOPXI Flugie

    Apple’s not so clean cut as it is picturing itself to be. It recently got a slap on the hand and fined because of illegally copying the design of a world famous clock.

  • mang_isko

    dapat ang tawag sa apple ay “kamote” kc nangangamote na sila sa sales walang kwenta ang iphone5…haha

  • pop3000

    Samsung should mark up their hardware prices  for apple. 

  • im_earth

    Apple cannot think more other innovations to get more profits.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

    Apple cannot compete fair and square that’s why it has resorted to lawsuits..

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