iPhone 5, Galaxy S3 named in upcoming Apple-Samsung trial

Both Apple and Samsung plan to assert that the other has violated their patented technologies in a trial set for next month.

Apple and Samsung have provided their final list of allegedly infringing devices for their next mega trial.

Apple on Tuesday presented to the San Jose, Calif., federal court a slew of Samsung products -- including the Admire, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note II, and Galaxy S3 -- that it contends violates its patents. Samsung responded, saying that it believes Apple's iPhone 4, 4S, and 5 -- along with the iPad 2, 3, and 4, among others -- infringe on its patents.

All told, the companies both presented 10 allegedly infringing products in their briefs with the court. FOSS Patents earlier reported on the story.

Apple and Samsung have been embroiled in a long and bitter patent battle over the past few years. So far, Apple has scored the biggest victory in the same San Jose court, but Samsung ostensibly believes it still has claims that bear merit. Samsung, in fact, brought four patents before the court on Tuesday, alleging that Apple violates them in its 10 named devices. Apple will bring five patents to the case.

That the companies have near-parity in asserted patents and devices was due to Judge Lucy Koh requesting that they pare down the number of infringements to make the case more manageable. Samsung was allowed five asserted patents, but last month, one of the patents was tossed out in summary judgment.

Recent rumors have suggested that Apple and Samsung are eying an end to their worldwide lawsuits, though that doesn't appear to be the case if the upcoming trial is to be taken into account.

Apple and Samsung will battle it out again in the San Jose federal court starting on March 31.

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Don Reisinger is a technology columnist who has covered everything from HDTVs to computers to Flowbee Haircut Systems. Besides his work with CNET, Don's work has been featured in a variety of other publications including PC World and a host of Ziff-Davis publications.


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