Apple seeks to add more products to Samsung patent lawsuit

Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:45pm EST

Apple's iPhone (L) and Samsung Galaxy Note are displayed at a shop in Tokyo in this August 31, 2012, file photo. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Files

Apple's iPhone (L) and Samsung Galaxy Note are displayed at a shop in Tokyo in this August 31, 2012, file photo.

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(Reuters) - 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.

"Apple has 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.

Apple 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.

The case is Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. et al, No. 12-cv-00630.

(Reporting By John McCrank; Editing by Theodore d'Afflisio)

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Comments (5)
bocomojoe wrote:
Easy solution. Samsung can just quit making all of Apple’s products. Apple would be dead in the water overnight. Samsung holds enough patents for critical parts Apple would be a distant memory a year from now.

Nov 25, 2012 7:58pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ARJTurgot2 wrote:
Plus Steve Jobs actually discovered North America and Apple has sole rights to any property, minerals, or individuals on it.

Nov 25, 2012 8:04pm EST  --  Report as abuse
cyke1 wrote:
A better idea, just sales ban all the products on these lawsuits and let then get in to licensing talks. I guarantee Apple would be first at the table in that one when its iphone and ipad are banned from being sold.

Nov 25, 2012 10:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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