Apple adds Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini and Note 2 to patent dispute

Apple has escalated the continuing Apple vs. Samsung patent disputes adding six new devices, including the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, to its patent infringing legal filings.

Adding to the lengthy legal back and forth between the two companies, Apple has added the six new devices to its legal filings just days after Samsung filled a court complaint against the iPad mini, suggesting Apple’s first 7.9-inch tablet unlawfully infringes on eight of its patented technologies.

Having been awarded $1.05 billion in compensation earlier this year after Samsung was deemed to have infringed on a number of its privately held patents, Apple is once again targeting its bitter Korean rival with the iPhone 5 and iPad 4 manufacturer asking a US Federal Court to add six new smartphones and tablets to its ongoing lawsuit.

As well as the stylus packing Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and 4-inch Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, Apple’s latest patent gripes target the Samsung Galaxy S3 running the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Samsung Rugby Pro and the Wi-Fi edition of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9.

‘Apple has acted quickly and diligently to determine that these newly-released products do infringe many of the same claims already asserted by Apple,’ an official Apple spokesperson said in correlation with the latest legal development.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Specs
One of the latest devices to be dragged into the rollercoaster legal battle, the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini was released earlier this month with the 4-inch Samsung Galaxy S3 follow-on lining up with a reduced screen size similar to that of the iPhone 5.

Running Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini specs sheet is kicked off with a 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display, a zippy although far from ground-breaking 1GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM.

With a design akin to that of the market dominating Samsung Galaxy S3, the Mini lines up at just 9.85mm thick and 111.5g in weight. Packing a 5-megapixel rear-mounted camera with 720p HD video recording capabilities and a second VGA snapper up front, the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is powered by a 1,500mAh battery.

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Via: DailyMail

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