Apple-Samsung Skirmish:Apple Seeks to Add Products to Patent Lawsuit

The Apple-Samsung war of patent continues as  Apple seeks to further add to Samsung’s woes by stating intent and seeking to add six more products to its patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung. This move could be seen as another Apple effort to recapture the top spot from Samsung which has been orchestrating a blitz attack on the smartphone and tablet market, a segment which was Apple’s bastion in the past.

Apple is  seeking to add the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, 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.

For the MachineHappy audience who are in the dark about the lawsuit 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 that the iPhone5 also infringes its patents.In the ruling to an earlier lawsuit Samsung was ordered to pay $1.05 billion towards infringement damages.

The latest in this series of legal onslaughts by Apple could have an effect on how the smartphone and tablet market behaves in the upcoming quarters. And maybe Apple, now without the visionary genius of Steve Jobs would be expecting the sight of being market leader again post the next ruling.