Apple is hoping to be granted injunction against Samsuing on the grounds that the Galaxy S III infringes on at least 2 cherished Apple patents.
The complaint filed in a California court past week asserts that the Galaxy S III infringes on data-tapping and unified search technologies owned by Apple.
Apple’s complaint claims “it is clear that infringement can be shown with respect to these patents based on the current record.”
Samsung sees it differently. “Samsung believes Apple’s request is without merit, We will vigorously oppose the request and demonstrate to the court that the Galaxy S III is innovative and distinctive.”
Apple’s move to block sales of the Galaxy S III in the United States is the latest in a long line of patent disputes between the two companies. In May, Apple filed a motion against Samsung over their Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet.
It is curious that these two particular companies are in some select ways partners or clients. Even more so, a recent attempt to sit down and negotiate and resolve these disputes failed miserably so here we are in the throes of a struggle that could determine the future of the leaders in the smartphone battle.