Galaxy Note II Not Included in New Apple vs Samsung Trial For Now
Good news for Samsung: its upcoming Galaxy Note II will be left out for now. Bad news? The Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note and more are amongst the "21 new smartphones, media players, and tablets that Samsung has released beginning in August 2011 and continuing through August 2012" in Apple's 2013 lawsuit against the Korean chaebol.
Android Authority - "Specific devices named in this filing are the the Galaxy S III, Galaxy S III carried by Verizon, Galaxy Note, Galaxy S II Skyrocket, Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch, Galaxy S II, Galaxy S II carried by T-Mobile, Galaxy S II – AT&T, Galaxy Nexus, Illusion, Captivate Glide, Exhibit II 4G, Stratosphere, Transform Ultra, Admire, Conquer 4G, and Dart smartphones, the Galaxy Player 4.0 and Galaxy Player 5.0 media players; and the Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, and Galaxy Tab 8.9 tablets.
Apple claims that these devices infringe on various patents that were not part of the first U.S. trial against Samsung including the ‘647 “data detectors” patent, the ‘604 “universal search” – that was used successfully by Apple in injunctions against the Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Tab 10.1, and which Samsung and Google have already started addressing by dumbing down the search features on certain handsets, Galaxy S3 included – the ‘172 “word completion patent and the ‘721 “slide to unlock” patent."
The Galaxy S III was not included in the recently concluded trial as it would have meant postponing the trial date. It seems like the flagship device has been saved for the 2013 trial.
Source: Electronista via Android Authority