Samsung’s Galaxy S III cannot be banned by Apple in US


In some relief for the south Korean electronics manufacturer Samsung, the American company Apple will not be able to ban Samsung’s Galaxy S III in the US. A US court which is dealing with the matter stated that it had not time or resources to go after Galaxy S III in to the equation.

So now Apple will have to file a new request if it wishes to pursue the cause. Apple has earlier tried to add the Galaxy S III against the Galaxy Nexus before the much awaited smartphone is launched in the US.

But Samsung on the other hand stated that it was too late it to add it to the lawsuit and the court citing ‘limited resources’ agreed to it. Apple has alleged that the Galaxy S III infringes two of its iPhone patents relating to a universal interface for the retrieval of information in a computer system and a system method for performing an action on a structure in a computer generated data.

Apple will now have to file for another court date. Samsung in a statement said, “The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California court rejected Apple’s attempt to circumvent the legal process in order to delay the launch of the Galaxy S III”. The statement added that they will be taking all the essential steps to oppose Apple’s attempts to disrupt the consumer access.