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The battle between Apple and Samsung took a new and interesting turn when Apple has included Android 4.1 and Galaxy Note 10.1 to the lawsuit against Samsung. It is also an indication that Apple has finally decided to take the Google by its horns. The Android OS was created by Google and is featured in a majority of smartphones other than the iPhones from Apple and BlackBerry.
Apple is ready to fire the first legal salvo at Google by adding Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 and Google’s Android 4.1 also known by its better name as Jelly Bean OS. The argument was made by Apple before the US Magistrate Judge Paul S Grewal in San Jose, California. This was reported by Bloomberg.
Samsung had earlier filed a counter claim that Apple’s iPhone 5 had violated its patent regime. This action by Apple could be fallout of the counter claim. The legal tussle between Apple and Samsung has taken shape of one of the most complex and expensive litigation in legal history.
The battle seems to be unending even after a $1.05 billion jury verdict which Samsung had to pay as damages to Apple as compensation for infringing copyrights. That case was related to design patents. However this time Apple has launched a software centric legal suit against Galaxy Note 10.1 and Jelly Bean.
Apple had won the first round of litigation and Samsung has filed an appeal. The case is not expected to go for trial until 2014.