There was some debate about whether Apple and Samsung would be allowed to add more devices to the existing lawsuit against each other. Recently, in an effort to keep the companies from starting a new suits, a judge ruled that the two companies could add more devices to the suit. Well Apple has jumped at the chance adding a bunch of new Samsung devices that it claims are infringing.
Apple has filed documents with the US District Court for the Northern District of California adding six more Samsung devices to its infringement suit. Apple is adding the Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Tab 8.9 WiFi, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Rugby Pro, and the Galaxy S III Mini. Even though the S III Mini is not available in the US, Apple is claiming that it is through unofficial channels.
Apple first filed the suit in February 2012, and since then, it’s been a constant flood of battles between the two companies. The focus of Apple’s suits against Samsung have to do with user interface technology and product design. Samsung is just one of many companies Apple has been busy going after in the last year. Apple just reached a settlement with HTC over patent claims.
We cannot forgot that Apple has already won that $1 billion judgement against Samsung. Samsung is trying desperately to get that judgement overturned. In the case of this current suit, Apple claims that these new products being added violate the same patents as the previous devices in the suit.