Judge Allows Apple & Samsung to Add More Products to Patent Suit

Apple in CourtU.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal ruled on Thursday that Apple and Samsung can pile on the products in a patent infringement suit between the two companies. According to Bloomberg, Apple will be adding the Samsung Galaxy Note, the Galaxy S III, and devices that run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, while Samsung gets to add Apple's iPhone 5 to its own infringement claims.

The suit is being fought in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California in San Jose, the same court where Apple won a $1.05 billion damage verdict against Samsung in a separate patent infringement case this summer. While that case is wending its way through the appeals process, the two combatants continue to fight other cases, including the one being presided over by Judge Grewal.

To that end, a Samsung representative recently said it had no intention of even negotiating with Apple, let alone settling. This, despite the billion dollar damage award it faces, courts and regulatory bodies the world over growing over Samsung's attempts to use standards essential patents to gain import bans, and the reality that fellow Android OEM HTC settled with Apple.

Accordingly, the case under Judge Grewal continues apace, only it's now bigger and includes more shipping products.