Sunday, June 10, 2012

US Entry Of Samsung Galaxy S3 May Be Prevented By Court Filing of Apple

Samsung Galaxy S3
Samsung Galaxy S3
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Even as the Samsung Galaxy S3 has yet to arrive in the US market, it appears that Apple is trying to prevent its entry into the United States.

A recent court filing that was obtained by FOSS Patents revealed that the Samsung Galaxy S3 is reportedly infringing on two patents owned by Apple. Both of these patents were reportedly linked to software features. This indicates that Apple aims to prevent the entry of the much-awaited Samsung smartphone into the US market.

The two patents that the Samsung Galaxy S3 is supposedly infringing include the ‘unified search’ and ‘links for structures’ features.

The SamsungGalaxy S3 is set to be introduced into the US market by June 21 through five US-based carriers. It is the third major version of the S series of Samsung, which has been the target of Apple in a patent infringement lawsuit since the company was reportedly copying the iOS devices of Apple.

However a spokesperson from Samsung revealed that the request of Apple did not have any merit as the South Korean company is opposing the request and aims to show the court that the Samsung Galaxy S3 is an innovative and unique device. The company also assured US consumers that the upcoming smartphone will be launched and sold in the United States.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 has been well-received in the markets that it has been launched in and the company aims to bring the device into the US market.

However a spokesperson from Apple indicated that the latest products of Samsung have a similar appearance as the iPad and iPhone in terms of the hardware design and user interface. The company needs to protect its intellectual property whenever other companies steal their ideas.

The recent filing against the Samsung Galaxy S3 is the latest development in the conflict between the two manufacturing giants as Apple aims to prevent Samsung from selling its products in the markets around the world. 

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