Apple Adds Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Galaxy Note 10.1 Into New Lawsuit

I hope you’re ready for round 633 in the Apple, Samsung patent lawsuit world as Apple files yet another motion adding The Galaxy Note 10.1 and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to an existing lawsuit. Apple made its arguments today before US Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal in a federal court in San Jose. Apple’s move is likely a response to Samsung’s October 1st move seeking to add patent-infringement claims against the iPhone 5 in the same case.

The filings by both companies show that neither party is willing to back down in their battle that is now taking place on four continents.

The case in which Apple has added the Galaxy Note 10.1 and Jelly Bean is scheduled for trial in 2014. This case is a separate trial from the earlier trial which saw Apple win a $1.05 billion dollar judgment against Samsung back in August.

Seriously, when will this end? I get that both companies are vying for control of a smartphone market that approaches $220 billion in value, but this is getting more and more ridiculous at every turn.


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  • mikkej2k

    It will end when there is reform of the patent system and the regulation surrounding it.

    • Mirad77

      That would also mean a lot of those patents will be back for review. Which will still make sense.

    • Well in the past month I’d say the USPTO has been taking care of some things….

    • Nibbley15

      Exactly! When the patent system allows vague details, screwy FRAND patent rules, etc, then the consumer is loosing. They should be after the patent office, not the courts where the tax payer is also paying for!

  • JK

    #iCant *Drops mic, walks off stge* #LetItGoApple

    • JK

      stage … in a rush :0)

  • F Apple … getting sick of their stupid lawsuits.

  • Mirad77

    It will end soon as the trend is already here and because by that 2014/2015 the only the only innovation Apple will have is the price of its products. They are loosing market share in everything but lawsuit.

  • Deadeye37

    Lets finish this once and for all….

    Ladder match between the lawyers of each of the companies. The lawyer to reach the top of the ladder alive is the martyr. The company who hired the martyr wins and gets to set the terms for the cross licensing deal.

    • Trevnerdio

      Cross-licensing? LOL that isn’t in Apple’s vocabulary.

  • mattcat03

    The only thing Apple can “Cook” up now is a soup of lawsuits. This is the wrong direction for Apple. “Don’t hate just innovate”

  • scurvy

    They are suing over Jellybean? shouldn’t that be addressed to google? Also on what grounds? I mean I know the reason is innovation is too hard and suing is easier. But whats the ‘issue’ now?

    • atari37

      They are obviously scared to go after Google. Google’s lawyers are actually good at getting thing invalidated unlike Samsung’s Lawyers.

      • Google needs to step in and be the 800lb gorilla in all of Samsungs cases then. Obviously they are scared to take on Google when was the last time the 2 were in court?

        • atari37

          A report came out a month or so ago stating that Google was having closed door conversations with Apple to settle this mess. I’m sure they will both end up in court if they can’t come to an agreement. I want to see how the courts handle two big American giants.

        • Steven

          Apple and Google were in court today. The judge dropped Apple’s case against Google, but Google is still being investigated by the FTC.

  • Chris

    hmm, filed in San Jose, CA. Another close location to Apple HQ. They will get their 2nd US win that’s for sure.

  • Claude

    OMG!! You have got to be kidding me. They are suing Samsung over software produced by Google?? By the time they get to court in 2014, Jelly Bean will be obsolete and there will be another version of Android.

    • AndTheWorldMayNeverKnow

      what you have to remember is Touchwiz, Sense, Motoblur and the like are all different that Vanilla Android. Most of the features in 4.2 are already on ics devices with non vanilla android. They are suing for features on those certain phones only….but I’m tired of it all too. It won’t affect us it’s all really just games imo, all tricks to make market and business fluctuations. All these companies are rich and have done or do business with each other.

      Eventually they will settle….all 3 primary os now (excluding bb) are pretty much all the same feature and function wise the UI and OS is just a little different but app support is almost on par across the board…this wasn’t always the truth but it is more or less now. I say it will be over after the election sometime next year around summer before the next new big phones drop but that’s just me.

  • abner gonzalez

    OMG!!!!!! again. what the hell…..again with the lawsuit.. I can’t believe this Apple is crying because they are not making money…. This sucks…… big….. you what Apple screw you.

  • Trevnerdio

    Yawn…this is getting boring, Let’s play another game Apple – it’s called innovation! See, the goal of the game is to try and beat your buddy Samsung fair and square! Ready, set, go!

  • jian9007

    I wonder if if specifically addresses the version of Jelly Bean that is running on Touchwiz devices, or AOSP Jelly Bean. If it’s core AOSP, then that would be Google, while a slightly forked version with Samsung features would be on Samsung. I would love to see Apple actually sue Google so they could get their derriere handed to them in court. Don’t poke the bear!


      Do you realize how deep Apple’s pockets are? Google is a flea on their ass. I think Apple is ridiculous but it is what it is.

      • Mirad77

        Wow TMOMTECH. Why don’t you just keep your savy in tech that you are good at. Calling Google a flea in apple’s ass shows your know how on anything but tech.

        • TMOTECH

          Wow indeed. I guess you missed the part where Apple is the most valuable company in the history of the world.

        • Mirad77

          We all know that but my point is you calling Google a flea to Apple’s ass. Since you know so much kindly tell me what Apple is worth and what Google is worth then that would justify you statement. Also what their stock values are today.

        • So, Apple’s market cap at the end of business today was 524.91 billion dollars. Google’s market cap was 219.21 billion, so Apple is worth twice as much as Google. Also, stock price means little. Berkshire Hathaway has a stock price of 128,500 dollars and is worth 212.58 billion. The value of their individual share doesn’t make them any more valuable.

        • Mirad77

          That is exactly what I wanted TMOTECH to say but I am happy you brought it out for us David. The point to their stock value is a discussion for another day. Like I said above, Apple is bigger than Google but to call Google a flea to Apple’s ass when Apple is only twice as big is an OVERRATED STATEMENT! Get my point? So what woould you call a company the is 4x smaller than Apple? Wind?

        • Yeah, I definitely wouldn’t say that about Google, I wouldn’t say Apple fears a showdown with Google either. I don’t think either company wants to go head on though, it’s a losing proposition for both.

        • Mirad77

          Thank you.

        • od312

          Apple won’t be that valuable for long. Let’s face it. Steve jobs isn’t coming back from the dead to rescue them.

        • Zombie Killer

          That was very short lived. They’re falling like a rock. Its also a function of accounting, not real value. Doesn’t mean anything at all.

  • Once all those gifted patents are brought up for review, that is when Apple is in huge trouble. The only reason they are so quick to go to court is because of the ridiculous patents that were gifted to them. I use the word gifted because the patents are just fucking ridiculous. There is something serious wrong with US Patent law when every other country has just about thrown out all dumb ass law suites that Apple has tried to capitalize on. The only country to uphold Apple’s suites is that’s right the good old USA. We should be ashamed of ourselves to allow this back door bull shit to go on. Rounded corners and such, there are tons of dumb ass patents that should be thrown the fuck out. The day that Patent Law is closely gone after is going to be bad news for Apple. They are the most sleezy bunch of scum, they sell over priced garbage made by grossly underpaid workers that have to work extremely long hours under very poor conditions. I refuse to support any company that will profit under those conditions. Screw Apple.


      Unfortunately, until the laws are changed, they are not breaking any laws and the patent s they hold are legal. I do agree with you but it cannot change without new leadership in this country. Right now they have no incentive to bother themselves with these petty things.

    • kahlayoh

      Its not necessarily apple, its the money hungry guy that filled Steve Jobs spot. When Steve was around, none of this crap was going on. Apple should put a stop to this madness, its only hurting themselves. Figure they cant beat samsung in device sales so sue them…hahah…what a joke

      • Zombie Killer

        It started LONG before jobs died.

  • atari37

    This is getting old. Pure waste of tax payers money and a waste of the Judges time. In 2014 Jellybean will be history. Galaxy Note 10.1? Please. I don’t think I’ve ever come across a company as arrogant and greedy as this fruit company. You pay me 1 Billion for my patents, I’ll pay you zero for your patents. “Judge, we agree to pay them $1 and not a penny more”. Who the heck are they to tell the judge how much they are going to pay Motorola and why the heck are the courts allowing this nonsense?

  • ohhhh man

    I think all the judge should just throw out all this Samsung and apple cases out dealing with software etc this is ridiculous.

  • 21stNow

    OK, I’ll say that the keyboard on the Note 10.1 looks like the iOS keyboard. Google Now is similar to Siri. That’s two things.

    Let’s see:

    1. I can write on the Note 10.1 with paper-and-pen precision.
    2. I can have multiple windows open on the Note 10.1 at one time using Multi-Window.
    3. I can have live wallpapers on the Note 10.1.
    4. I can have Widgets with not only with dynamic information, but that move as the information changes on the Note 10.1 (see CNN app for example).
    5. The Note 10.1 does not have a home button.
    6. The Note 10.1 has a slot for the S Pen that is included with it.
    7. The Note 10.1 lends itself to use in landscape mode, due to the orientation of the speakers and buttons whereas the iPad lends itself to use in the portrait orientation due to the placement of the home button.

    That’s seven differences just on the tablet. I haven’t used Siri enough to know what the differences are between Siri and Google Now.

    I try to be objective. Even though I am a Samsung fan, I admit that there are things that they do that make me scratch my head. The home button (on phones) is the main one, because Apple is known for that. However, Apple comes up short again in their allegations that the products are too similar.

    • JT

      I think Ford should sue GM and Chrysler since their seats are similar!!!

  • JBLmobileG1

    I am about as sick of hearing about all these lawsuits as I am about hearing and seeing all these political adds. It’s straight up ridiculous and it makes the US look bad in my opinion. They need to tell Apple to just piss off once and for all . And if Samsung ever does lose to Apple in court again over something stupid, I hope Samsung pays Apple in pennies just so they have to go through the pain of counting and wrapping it all.

    • Zombie Killer

      Samsung won’t be paying apple. The judgement against Samsung has already been partially overturned (patents invalidated by USPTO).

  • 0neTw0

    Its time for Google to bitch slap Apple. How many Motorola Patents have Apple repeatedly violated?

    • Josue

      they should go Chris Brown on em

  • Josue

    apple doesnt have the “Apple’s” to go against Google

  • jaxgrim

    All the countries need to fine both companies and throw out all lawsuits.

    • Zombie Killer

      Apple is the aggressor. They should be given the consequences. There should be no consequence to defending yourself against such douchebags.

  • Whitney

    Who cares?

  • Andrew J

    I have two questions: 1. Why isn’t google being sued since the article claims Apple is suing over “Android 4.1 Jellybean”. I know there was talk of Samsung buying Android.. Bt did that Happen?

    2. Why are all Apple fan boys crying for samsung to “innovate”? Look inside all iPhones prior to the iPhone5.. There are a lot of Samsung components in the phone, Components that make it look so good?

    • Zombie Killer

      “Buy” Android? LMFAO!!! You can’t buy what is FREE. Google can “sell” android to anyone they want, but because it is FREE OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE, they can retain it. EVERYBODY who wants it is free to use it. If anybody wants to FORK it, they can do that too. There is no “buy” — the whole notion is meaningless.

  • tortionist

    Apple cannot go after Google since they give away Android for free. If Google sold Android it would be a different story. Even then, Apple wouldn’t have a great case.

    • Zombie Killer

      Price has nothing to do with anything.

  • TMOEngineer

    How can they sue over the Note 10.1 when the entire tablet is centered around the use of a stylus? By Steve Jobs’ own philosophy, “If you see a stylus, they’re doing it wrong.” Apple needs to start introducing more than annual hardware upgrades and stop litigating innovators like Samsung.

  • od312

    Apple could go suck a D….

  • unknown

    Apple………just stop it.