Apparently the last bell hasn’t yet sounded in the heavyweight intellectual property bout between Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co., as Apple is seeking to add six more products to a patent infringement lawsuit against its South Korean rival.
Apple claims that Samsung devices including the Galaxy S III smartphone, Galaxy Tab 8.9 Wi-Fi tablet and the new Rugby Pro phone infringe several patents that Apple already asserted in a February lawsuit.
“If Apple were not allowed to supplement now, Apple would be required to bring an entirely separate suit against the new products, involving exactly the same patents, patent claims and legal theories,” Apple said in court papers. The latest suit is slated to go to trial in March 2014.
Apple prevailed in a separate patent lawsuit in August, when a jury awarded the California-based company $1.05 billion in damages in one of the largest intellectual property awards of all time.
Samsung, however, won an overseas victory in October, when a U.K. appeals court ruled that Samsung’s Galaxy tablets do not infringe the design of Apple’s iPad. Unless Apple successfully appeals the decision, it will apply throughout Europe.
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