Samsung Wants iPad Mini, 4th-Gen iPad Added To Patent Infringement Case Against Apple
Samsung successfully had the iPhone 5 added to its patent infringement complaint against Apple earlier this month, but the Korean electronics giant hasn’t quite finished there. It’s now going after Apple’s latest iOS devices, and has requested that the iPad mini, the new fourth-generation iPad, and Apple’s latest iPod touch are also brought into the case.
Samsung filed a new court filing today that asks for the devices to be added to the same infringement case that’s already ongoing. And based on the recent iPhone 5 ruling — and the fact that previous iPads and iPod touches are already part of the case — it’s likely Samsung will get its wish.
Apple has also been working to have Samsung’s latest Android devices included in the battle. Earlier this month, the company added the new Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet and the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system that powers it to its own complaint.
Apple won a major patent case against Samsung this summer, of course, which saw the Cupertino company awarded more than $1 billion in damages. However, this particular case is unrelated to that one, and it isn’t expected to go to trial until sometime next year.