Apple now draws Samsung Galaxy Note II into patent infringement battle in US
Tech giant Apple has reportedly asked a US court to add six more products to its patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung, including the Korean mobile maker's popular Galaxy Note II.
The iPhone maker said that Samsung products running on the new Android "Jelly Bean" operating system, and other products running on the "Ice Cream Sandwich" system should be added to the case, according to filings in San Jose federal court in California.
The court papers showed that Apple, on November 23, asked the court to add to its case the Galaxy S III, running the new Jelly Bean system, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 wi-fi tablet computer, the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and the Rugby Pro and Galaxy S III mini, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
"Apple has acted quickly and diligently to determine that these newly released products do infringe many of the same claims already asserted by Apple, and in the same way that the already-accused devices infringe," Apple said in its filing.
According to the paper, the claims were filed as part of a second patent suit between the mobile-device giants in San Jose federal court in which Samsung is targeting Apple's iPhones, iPad and iPod Touch devices.
In an earlier lawsuit that went to trial in July, a jury found that Samsung infringed six of seven Apple patents at issue and awarded 1.05 billion dollars in damages, the paper said.