On Tuesday Apple and Samsung filed a join statement dropping additional claims against each other as an U.s. trial looms. The narrowing had been requested by Judge Lucy Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

The parties’ joint statement is not necessarily the last word on narrowing., notes “FOSS Patents” (http://macte.ch/dxsJ5). Everything depends now on Judge Koh’s assessment of the trial-readiness of this case, the article adds.

Apple and Samsung have filed more than 30 lawsuits against each other across four continents. For example, Apple alleges that Samsung copied the slide-to-unlock technology of its iPhone and iPad devices.