On Friday, Apple expanded a patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung, including the Galaxy Note, the Galaxy S III, and the Galaxy note 10.1 tablet to a list of other devices it sought an injunction against on Monday. Apple claims in the lawsuit that 21 of Samsung's devices infringed against Apple's patents and should be banned from sale in the US.
Last week, Apple won an important court victory against Samsung when a jury found that Samsung had caused just over $1 billion in damages to Apple for patent infringement. Samsung will have to pay Apple that fee, and the decision may also inform this second lawsuit, which isn't expected to go to trial until next year.
As Ars wrote earlier this week, Apple originally sought to ban only 8 of Samsung's devices—including the Galaxy S2 Skyrocket and the Droid Charge—many of which were older models that had been made obsolete by newer models already, or weren't even available any longer in the US. But the healthy sales enjoyed by the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S III change the stakes of the coming court battle. If Apple is granted injunctions against these two additional products, Samsung could be forced to lose a great chunk of its US sales.
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