Apple incorporates more Samsung products in lawsuit

Apple has reportedly requested that the US District Court in San Jose adds a further six Samsung products to its patent infringement suit. According to Reuters, the updated legal challenge will now cover some of the Korean firm’s current range of mobile devices.

The Cupertino headquartered company wants to add the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Jelly Bean enabled Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Samsung Rugby Pro, and the Wi-Fi Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 to its suit.

"Apple has acted quickly and diligently to determine that these newly-released products do infringe many of the same claims already asserted by Apple," read the Apple court filing.

This suit follows previous patent dispute launched in February which argued that the Galaxy Nexus and other Samsung mobile products infringed on eight Apple patents. The jury was found in favour of Apple leading to a damages pay-out of $1.05 billion (£655 million).

The verdict instigated a series of patent disputes as Samsung filed a cross-complaint accusing Apple of the same. The Korean firm has specifically targeted the current iteration of its embittered rival’s smartphone, as on 15 November a US judge permitted Samsung to pursue claims that the iPhone 5 violates proprietary patents.