After pulling the iPhone 5 in the patent battle, now Samsung has also pulled the iPad 4 and the iPad mini into the patent battle.
“Good cause exists to amend Samsung’s contentions because Apple’s new products were not yet available when Samsung submitted its original contentions on June 15, 2012 or its first Motion to supplement its infringement contentions on October 1, 2012,” Samsung said in its motion. “… The iPod Touch 5, iPad 4, and iPad Mini have the same accused functionality as the versions of the iPod Touch and iPad that are already part of this case. As such, the proof of infringement of the patents-in-suit by the iPod Touch 5, iPad 4, and iPad Mini will be substantially the same as for other Apple devices already accused of infringement in this litigation.”
What Samsung says is if Apple’s previous iOS devices infringes its patents the new ones will also do the same.