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Customers gather outside an Apple store before the release of iPhone 5 in Munich early September 21, 2012. Picture: REUTERS

SAN FRANCISCO — APPLE has sought to add infringement claims over six more Samsung Electronics products including the Galaxy Note II to its multibillion-dollar patent lawsuit against the South Korean-based company.

Apple has said that Samsung products running on the new Android Jelly Bean operating system and other products running on the Ice Cream Sandwich system should be added to the case, according to filings in San Jose federal court in California. Jelly Bean is Google’s latest version of Android, which runs on Samsung mobile devices.

Apple asked the court on Friday to add to its case the Galaxy S III, running the new Jelly Bean system, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 Wifi tablet computer, the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and the Rugby Pro and Galaxy S III mini, according to court papers.

"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," the US computer maker said.

The claims were filed as part of a second patent suit between the mobile-device giants in San Jose federal court in which Samsung is targeting Apple’s iPhones, iPad and iPod Touch devices, while Apple has named more than 20 Samsung devices. In an earlier lawsuit that went to trial in July, a jury found that Suwon-based Samsung infringed six of seven Apple patents at issue and awarded the company $1.05bn in damages.