The patent war between Samsung and Apple won’t stop anytime soon and now it appears that the battle is starting to heat up.
Recently, the court in California allowed both companies to bring in more allegations to the next trial. Judge Grewal told them that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) could bring the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note, while Samsung could bring the iPhone 5.
Grewal also had to remind Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) that they could not bring the Jelly Bean operating system to the court, as that was a Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) product and not a Samsung product.
He explained, “Samsung also does not have any design control over the content of Jelly Bean, as it is a Google Android product that Samsung itself did not develop. The court will not permit a sweeping amendment that might apply to devices other than those properly tied to Samsung. … The court will allow this proposed amendment, but only as to the Jelly Bean product Apple has specified: the Galaxy Nexus.”
The battle between Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) is highlighted by the fact that both companies lead the smartphone market. Neither company wants the other to provide competition and so they’re aiming to eliminate the other company, or at least take a significant amount of money from them.
This new case (which is not to be confused with the one Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) recently won) is set to start in March 2014.
Grewal also said in his statement, “Given the early stage of this litigation and the reasoning of this order, the court notes that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) should think twice before opposing similar amendments reflecting other newly-released products — e.g. the iPad 4 and iPad mini — that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) may propose in the near future.”
Things could get pretty interesting if both companies are allowed to bring devices into the courtroom.