The new lawsuit filed Wednesday by Smartflash LLC aims to make Apple pay for using patents in devices that were not covered in the previous case -- including the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPad Air 2.
The latest suit alleges Apple infringes the same patents at issue in the trial, and names four others. Three of those additional patents were part of its older complaint against Apple, which was later narrowed. Both Smartflash lawuits say that around 2000, the co-inventor of its patents, Patrick Racz, met with executives of what is now European SIM card maker Gemalto SA, including Augustin Farrugia, who is now a senior director at Apple.
Apple plans to appeal the original $533 million verdict, but also has to face this new lawsuit. Smartflash has filed similar lawsuits against Samsung, Google, and Amazon.