“Apple Inc. lost its bid in a lawsuit to add Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy S4 smartphone to a list of products it alleges to infringe its patents,” Joel Rosenblatt reports for Reuters.

“The decision yesterday by U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal is part of a second patent case in San Jose, California, between the companies covering technology in newer smartphones, including Apple’s iPhone 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy S III,” Rosenblatt reports. “Adding another product to the case is a ‘tax on the court’s resources,’ Grewal said in the ruling.”

Rosenblatt reports, “Josh Krevitt, a lawyer for Apple, told Grewal that excluding the Galaxy S4 ‘would require Apple to file a new lawsuit’ because the Samsung products covered by the case will be out of date by trial next year.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]