Apple adds Samsung Galaxy S4 to patent suit

In a court filing on Monday, Apple extended its ongoing litigation struggle with Samsung, adding the company’s recently released Galaxy S4 to the list of devices Apple says infringe on its patented designs.



  • Jason Hill

    Perhaps Apple needs to spend less time in the courtroom and more time in their R&D labs. I love Apple, but this is getting ridiculous.

    • http://twitter.com/jseths j seth

      And with respect, your reply is a well worn cliché. Legal processes are separate from any other, such as R&D. I don’t think their pursuance of legal action, for whatever reason, has any impact on their development process. ;-)

      Besides, you have no idea what they’re cooking in the labs, just as you didn’t before the Mac, iPod, iPhone, iPad..

      • Jason Hill

        I didn’t literally mean that Apple should reallocate a portion of its legal budget to fund its R&D division. The perception that Apple is conveying to the general public is not flattering to its brand. To the general public, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the iPhone 5 are completely different products. Obviously Apple has a really good idea of what patents it owns, and which of those patents may be being infringed upon by Samsung; however, as an avid Apple fan, I look at the iPhone 5 (released about 8 months ago), and it’s hard for me, as a consumer, to see very many similarities to the just-now-being-released Samsung Galaxy S4. It’s disappointing to see Apple chasing Samsung instead of innovating right NOW. You’re right, I have no idea what Apple is cooking in the labs, but the problem is that during the shareholders’ call last month, Tim Cook said that Apple has some exciting stuff coming out this Fall and early 2014 (http://www.forbes.com/sites/haydnshaughnessy/2013/04/24/apple-earnings-tim-cook-invites-further-trouble-in-q3/ ); so, according to him, we have a while before we will see some great stuff come through the pipes. Meanwhile, Samsung is loving the fact that Apple, the second biggest company in the world, is relentlessly pursuing them (“no press is bad press” sort of thing). I’m ready for new Apple products now. I want Apple to be in the press for their innovation, not litigation.