Apple may try to block Samsung
The Samsung Galaxy SIII is easily the most buzzed about Android phone to come down the pike in a long time. Big screen, super powerful, runs on the latest operating system, everyone loves it. Except Apple, which may file an injunction as early as today to stop the phone from being sold in the United States. The SIII is scheduled to go on sale on June 21st but an Apple attorney said yesterday that the company was weighing a possible injunction.
Citing the usual ongoing patent infringements, Apple believes Samsung’s new phone and a host of other Android devices are in violation of patents related to iOS devices. Apple sued the Korean handset maker last year, saying that it copied key elements of the iPhone and iPad in its own Galaxy phones and tablets.
In a court filing (PDF) issued on Tuesday, Apple alleged that the Galaxy S III specifically violates two of its patents, both software-related. The two patents are U.S. Patent No. 8,086,604, which covers “unified search” and No. 5,946,647, which covers “links for structures.”
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