Apple seeks addition of six more devices to Samsung patent lawsuit

In a move which marks the latest turn in the high-profile Apple-Samsung patent-infringement lawsuit, Apple has submitted a request with the US District Court in San Jose for the addition of six more Samsung devices to the case.

Apple is seeking the addition of products in its pending patent-infringement lawsuit against Samsung. In another patent lawsuit which pertained to different patents, the jury had - in an August 24 ruling - asked Samsung to pay $1.05 billion in damages for violating Apple's patents.

According to a Reuters report, the six new devices which Apple wants to be added to its patent complaint against Samsung include: the Galaxy Note II, Galaxy SIII, Galaxy SIII Mini, Samsung Rugby Pro, Galaxy Tab 8.9 Wi-Fi, and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.

Apple's request for addition of the six devices comes within days of the November 15 permission which a US judge gave Samsung for pursuing claims the Apple iPhone5 also infringes its patents. Moreover, Samsung had also sought in a last-week request that its patent claim against Apple should be extended to include the iPad 4, iPad Mini, and iPod Touch 5.

In an evident reaction to Samsung's request, Apple is now seeking the expansion of its own claims; and mentioned in its Friday court filing: "Apple has acted quickly and diligently to determine that these newly-released products do infringe many of the same claims already asserted by Apple."