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Apple targets 6 more from Samsung

Apple sought to add infringement claims on six more products by Samsung Electronics, including the Galaxy Note 2, to its multibillion-dollar patent lawsuit against the Korean company.

Apple has said Samsung products running on Android’s Jelly Bean operating system and other products running on its Ice Cream Sandwich should be added to the case, according to a filing in San Jose federal court in California.

Jelly Bean is Google’s latest version of the Android operating system that runs on Samsung mobile devices.

Apple yesterday asked the court to add to its case the Galaxy S 3, which runs on Jelly Bean, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 Wi-Fi tablet PC, the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, and the Rugby Pro and Galaxy S 3 mini, according to court papers.

“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,” the California-based computer maker said in its filing.

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, while Apple has named more than 20 Samsung 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 in damages.

In the first case, U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh scheduled a Dec. 6 hearing for Apple’s bid for a permanent U.S. sales ban on eight Samsung smartphone models and the Tab 10.1 tablet computer. She will also consider Samsung’s bid to get the verdict thrown out based on claims of juror misconduct.

Samsung spokesman Adam Yates didn’t immediately return an e-mail seeking comment sent outside normal business hours.


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