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 Apple, Samsung Legal Disputes Continue, Drag Google Into the Game
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Message Text: Apple has reportedly requested a US judge to add Android 4.1 OS and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet to a patent suit. Samsung has ountered with a legal move against Apple's iPhone 5.

Apple's move would pull Google from the sidelines in a patent war with Samsung over mobile gadgets powered by Android software. The judge has reportedly taken Apple's request under consideration.

Samsung has responded with a legal move against Apple, claiming that Apple's iPhone 5 infringes on patents held by the South Korean electronics giant.

Seperately, Samsung in August was ordered by a jury to pay Apple $1.049 billion in damages for illegally copying iPhone and iPad features. Samsung has appealed to a higher court.

The legal news continue with a seperate case against Apple. This time Security software firm VirnetX said in a statement the jury in a federal court in Texas ordered Apple to pay $368 million "for infringing four VirnetX patents" and that the court will hear post-trial motions in the upcoming weeks.

"We are extremely pleased with the updated trial schedule," said Kendall Larsen, VirnetX CEO and President. "We believe this schedule allows us to maximize our resources and will greatly benefit our legal strategy."

VirnetX alleged in its suit that Apple should have paid a licensing fee to use the technologies allowing for secure connections using Facetime.

At the same case filed in Speptmber, VirnetX had also sued Cisco, Avaya and Siemens.
 
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