“Both Apple and Samsung keep exercising their rights under the Northern District of California’s permissive rules governing the timing of infringement contentions,” Florian Mueller reports for FOSS Patents.

“After Samsung added the iPhone 5 and Apple brought claims against the Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy S III, as well as the Galaxy Nexus with the Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) update, Samsung filed infringement contentions against the iPad 4 and iPad mini as well as the latest iPod touch,” Mueller reports. “At the time I already said that in terms of the number of products that a party can add to the lawsuit at an advancaed stage, there is actually even more of an opportunity to Apple, given that Samsung has a far wider product range.”

Mueller reports, “On Black Friday evening, Apple brought a motion seeking to add claim charts for six recently-released Samsung products.”

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