Apple has filed a motion for leave to supplement its initial infringement allegations against Samsung, in which it argues that the company’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet and also the Android 4.1 operating system, named Jelly Bean, should also be included in its ongoing patent infringement case.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal on Tuesday heard Apple’s arguments at the District Court for the Northern District of California, reports Bloomberg, with the Cupertino company alleging that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 infringes on certain patents and should therefore be added to the ongoing lawsuit.
Apple’s charges against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 are nothing new, but the Jelly Bean assertion could represent a direct attack on Google’s popular mobile operating system. This could be a first step to an actual court battle between the creators of the world’s two most popular mobile operating systems.
The Galaxy S II and the Galaxy Note were both added to the pending case earlier, and in early October, Samsung added the iPhone 5 to its series of complaints, all based on what Samsung says is the violation of UTMS wireless patents used in its iOS devices.
While the suit is under the purview of Judge Lucy Koh, the same judge that oversaw the Apple Vs. Samsung trial which ended with a $1.05 billion Apple win, it is a separate case that has not yet gone to trial.
The suit the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Jelly Bean allegations were added to is scheduled to go to trial in 2014.