Apple hoped to add the Samsung Galaxy S4, which was released earlier this year, to an existing patent-infringement lawsuit the company filed against Samsung. The GS4, argued Apple, violates many of the same patents that the Galaxy S III and other Samsung Galaxy smartphones do. The court didn't care for Apple's request.
U.S. magistrate judge Paul S. Grewal, who is overseeing this case, complained that adding the GS4 would put a "tax on the court's resources. Each time these parties appear in the courtroom, they consume considerable amounts of the court's time and energy, which takes time way from other parties who also require and are entitled to the court's attention."
This is actually humorous. The courts are basically telling Apple, and by implication also Samsung, to quit with these nuisance lawsuits. I think many of the rest of us had these thoughts long ago, however that a judge actually stated this in so many words is what makes me chuckle.
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