Apple is consistently pursuing Samsung on copy-right infringement cases and after scores of battles that we have seen in past, Apple now intends to start one on Samsung Galaxy S3. While many US users are excited that the device would soon be released for the US market, Apple has started trying its best to keep it out of the US. Apple has said that the latest Samsung flagship infringes on two of its patents, both related to software. According to the stance of Apple, Galaxy S3 contains two features which are already under dispute with respect to Galaxy Nexus and are hence infringement of copy rights.
The two patents under objection from Apple are the US patent no. 8,086,604 and no. 5,946,647. Both these patents are for “unified search” and “links for structures.” According to the official schedule announced previously by Samsung, Galaxy S3 would simultaneously hit all five major carriers of the US on 21st of June but after this latest move from Apple, the situation seems to be a bit uncertain. Apple has accused several previous devices of Samsung of infringing upon the copyrights and making devices that are slavish copies of Apple devices such as iPhone and iPad.
According to a Samsung spokesman “Samsung believes Apple’s request is without merit. We will vigorously oppose the request and demonstrate to the court that the Galaxy S3 is innovative and distinctive.” He further said that the launch of Galaxy S3 as planned for the US market would go according to the schedule. Apple’s action, he said, would only disrupt the consumer’s access to the latest and innovative technology. Galaxy S3 has been receiving highly positive and appreciate response from the users of the countries where it has so far been released.
Apple, on the other hand, has stated that it is no co-incidence that latest Samsung devices look a lot like Apple iPhone and iPad, to the minutest details. This kind of blatant infringement of copyrighted material, according to Apple, is wrong and should stop. With this latest lawsuit, the number of lawsuits existing between Apple and Samsung has further increased and it seems that this war would not end at least in near future.