“Samsung’s Galaxy S4 infringes on 5 Apple patents, according to a court filing by Apple,” Loek Essers reports for IDG News Service.
“Apple wants to add the new Galaxy S4 to an ongoing case involving Apple and Samsung being heard in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, San Jose Division, according to a filing with that court on Tuesday,” Essers reports. “‘Apple obtained the Galaxy S4 on April 27 and immediately began its infringement analysis, including Samsung’s customizations of the Android Jelly Bean platform, covering the eight asserted patents,’ Apple stated in the filing, adding that it tested S4’s sold by AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. ‘That analysis revealed that the Galaxy S4 infringes five of Apples asserted patents in the same ways as Samsungs already accused products,’ it added. The S4 allegedly infringes on two patents related to user interfaces, two Siri related search patents and a data synchronization patent, according to the filing.”
Essers reports, “Apples infringement analysis focuses on Google functionality that Samsung incorporates into its devices, Apple said in the filing. The two Siri-related patents are infringed by the Google Now search application on the Galaxy S4, according to Apple.”
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MacDailyNews Take: With bated breath, we await the final outcome of this trial or the exhaustion of the Sun’s core hydrogen, whichever comes first.