In a move that won’t surprise many observers, Apple has updated its ongoing infringement lawsuits with Samsung to add six products: the Galaxy S3 (Android 4.1+), Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Galaxy Tab 8.9, Rugby Pro and Galaxy S3 mini.

Here’s Apple’s point of view, as written in the filing: “Apple has acted quickly and diligently to determine that these newly-released products do infringe many of the same claims already asserted by Apple”. Of course, Samsung denies infringing on Apple’s patents and the company has filed its own patent infringement lawsuit against Apple, targeting the iPhone 5.We have yet to see how this will end, but many end-users already dislike this continuous stream of litigation and many are wondering if all the money, time and energy spent on patent litigation would not be better put in use by working on actual innovation.

Obviously, companies will argue that they need to protect “innovation”, but when you see that Apple was granted a patent on page curling (really?), and when you see that Microsoft was granted a similar patent in 2010, one has to wonder what’s going on at the US patent office.

What do you think?

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Key SpecsGalaxy S3Galaxy Note 2
Announced On2012/05/012012/08/01
Display Diagonal4.8" (12.19 cm)5.5" (13.97 cm)
Processor/Soc NameExynos 4412Quad
Street Price (Approx)~ $155
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~ $185
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Max. Total Storage Capacity128 GB128 GB
Megapixels8 Megapixel8 Megapixel
Battery Capacity (mAh)2100 mAh3100 mAh
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