Samsung adds iPhone 5 to its patent battle with Apple
Samsung have added Apple's latest handset into a lawsuit claiming that the iPhone 5 infringes eight of its technologies.
In the latest instalment in the ongoing battle between Apple and Samsung, the disputed innovations include a way to synchronise photos, music, and video files across several devices, and a method to capture and send video over the internet.
Samsung had previously filed claims against each of Apple’s previous iPhone and iPad models.
The ongoing patent battle between Samsung and Apple has bought forward calls for "major reforms" to US patent law.
Apple has claimed that Samsung copied the look and feel of the hardware, as well as the iOS system software found on its tablets and handsets.
Several of Apple’s claims have been rejected by courts around the world, but the US firm won a major victory in California, when a jury ruled Samsung should pay it over $1bn (£620m) in damages.
Samsung has had its share of victories, though lesser in value. A suit in South Korea resulted in an order for the iPhone maker to pay 40m won ($35,000; £22,000) in damages.
The lawsuit involving the iPhone 5 began in April, when a complaint about previous iPhone models was filed in the Northern District of California. The case is due to go to trial in March 2014.