Apple opposes Samsung Galaxy S III launch in US


After the launch of the Samsung’s Galaxy S III in the UK market, smartphone manufacturing giant Apple is seeking an injunction against the sale of the South Korean handset in the US. Apple has claimed that the Samsung S III has breached two of its patents and says that the handset is not more than colourably different from the Galaxy Nexus.

The American company has filed the motion earlier this week , but Samsung believes that Apple’s request is ‘without merit’. The company in a statement said, “We will vigorously oppose the request and demonstrate to the court that the Galaxy S3 is innovative and distinctive.”

The patents which Apple claims have been infringed, relate to the unified search and a system for recognising and performing actions on structured data. Apple has also said that it is now trying to determine if the S III also breaches two other patents.

The Galaxy S III is due to launch in the US on June 21 and the company said, “We would like to assure customers that the US launch and sales of the Galaxy S3 will proceed as planned.” The latest dispute is a part of the long round of lawsuits and counter law suits between the two companies.