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Apple adds Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to patents complaint

Updated Bad news for fabbish phablet
Mon Nov 26 2012, 09:37
Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 with s-pen

GADGET DESIGNER Apple has asked to add the Galaxy Note 2 in the list of Samsung hardware it claims infringe its patents.

The firm made the request on Friday, 23 November, reports Bloomberg, and filed papers against it and five other pieces of hardware that run the Android 4.x Jelly Bean operating system. These include the Galaxy S3, the Galaxy Tab 8.9, the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, the Rugby Pro and Galaxy S3 Mini.

"Apple has acted quickly and diligently to determine that these newly released products do infringe many of the same claims already asserted by Apple, and in the same way that the already-accused devices infringe," the company said in its filing.

Samsung has not responded to our request for comment yet, but is unlikely to offer its Galaxy Note 2 as a sacrifice to the Cupertino firm.

According to independent analysis, the Samsung Note 2 is selling like the very hottest of cakes at the moment and shipped three million units in its first five weeks of sales.

According to the abacus workers at UBS the phone is likely to sell as many as seven million units in the quarter.

Samsung told us that it has "no comment" on the news. µ


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