The ongoing patent wars between Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Samsung have escalated yet again. Samsung now claims that Apple’s new iPad mini, its new iPod and the iPad 4 infringe on its intellectual property. ZDNet reports:
Korean electronics giant Samsung has added three new Apple products to the list of products that the company claims infringes on its patents.
In a filing to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Samsung has added the iPad mini, the new iPad 4, and the fifth-generation iPod touch to an existing lawsuit that covers devices such as the iPhone 5, iPad 4, and earlier iPod touch devices.
According to the filing, Samsung believes that “good cause exists” to add these three devices to the original infringement claim, “because Apple’s new products were not yet available when Samsung submitted its original contentions on June 15, 2012 or its first motion to supplement its infringement contentions on October 1, 2012.”
Douglas A. McIntyre