Samsung appeared firm on pursuing iPhone 5 as the document
filed stated Samsung "plans to file a motion to amend its infringement
contentions to address iPhone 5 as soon as it has had a reasonable opportunity
to analyze the device," Florian Mueller, intellectual property expert
noted in his blog post on Foss Patents.
Samsung plans to add Apple's iPhone 5 to a patent
infringement lawsuit that is due for trial in 2014.
However, Samsung's lawsuit is not likely to affect sales of
iPhone 5, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Earlier in August, Apple added Galaxy S III, Note and Note
10.1 to the list of devices accused of patent infringement in its lawsuit.
The current lawsuit pertains to the case filed in February
2012. In the case that went on trial in August, a jury found Samsung guilty of
infringing six Apple patents and ordered payment of over $1 billion. However,
Samsung is appealing against jury verdict.
In the new lawsuit both Samsung and Apple accuse each other
of infringing eight patents, the Wall Street Journal added.
The next hearing on the current lawsuit is scheduled for
Sept.26 when attorneys for the two companies contend their case. And trial is
likely to be held in March 2014.