Apple Inc has asked a federal court to add six more products to
its patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co, including the Samsung Galaxy Note II, in the latest
in move in an ongoing legal war between the two companies.
The case is
one of two patent infringement lawsuits pending in the U.S. District
Court in San Jose by Apple against Samsung. An earlier lawsuit by Apple
that related to different patents resulted in a $1.05 billion jury
verdict against Samsung on August 24.
Apple is also seeking to add
the Samsung Galaxy S III, running the new Android "Jelly Bean"
operating system, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Wifi, the Samsung Galaxy
Tab 2 10.1, the Samsung Rugby Pro, and the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini, to
its lawsuit, according to a court filing on Friday.
acted quickly and diligently to determine that these newly-released
products do infringe many of the same claims already asserted by Apple,"
the company said in the filing.
Samsung representatives did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
filed the second lawsuit in February, alleging that various Samsung
smartphone and tablet products including the Galaxy Nexus infringed
eight of its patents.
Samsung denied infringement and filed a cross-complaint alleging that Apple's iPhone and iPad infringed eight of its patents.
A U.S. judge on November 15 allowed Samsung to pursue claims the iPhone5 also infringes its patents.
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