Apple adds Jelly Bean to list of grievances in Samsung case

The drama in Apple v. Samsung continues as the latest version of Android gets drawn into the legal battle.
Written by Rachel King, Contributor

Apple is expanding its lawsuit against Samsung in the U.S. District Court in Northern California with some notable additions.

The iPhone maker is asserting the Galaxy Note 10.1 device as well as the latest version of Google's Android mobile operating system, a.k.a. Jelly Bean, both violate its patents, according to Bloomberg.

[U.S. District Judge Lucy] Koh on Oct. 1 rescinded a ban on U.S. sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 that she imposed in June, deciding there were no grounds for keeping the preliminary injunction in place after jurors concluded in their Aug. 24 verdict that Samsung didn’t infringe the Apple design patent that was the basis for the injunction.

Apple, based in Cupertino, California, contended the ban should remain in place because the jury found the Galaxy Tab infringed other patents at issue in the case.

The jury in the highly-watched Apple v. Samsung trial reached a verdict back in August. Those results heavily favored Apple, but this case is far from over by any means.

For example, the matter of the Note 10.1 and Android 4.1 will both be decided in another trial, which is not expected to commence until 2014.

In a way, Apple could be trying to look for a rebound here as it already suffered a setback earlier this week in another legal battle against Google and friends.

On Monday, the federal judge in the Apple v. Motorola Mobility FRAND case canceled the trial -- scheduled to commence yesterday at the U.S. District Court in the Western District of Wisconsin -- altogether and tossed out the suit. If Apple wants to continue that fight, it's going to need to appeal.

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