News by Dan Seifert on Thursday June 07, 2012.
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In a move that should surprise absolutely no one, Samsung announced that it plans to fight Apple's recent attempt to get the Galaxy S III banned from sale in the U.S. The Galaxy S III is Samsung's latest flagship smartphone, and is due to go on sale later this month.
Last week, Apple submitted a request with a court in California to add the Galaxy S III to a prior injunction request for the Google Galaxy Nexus smartphone filed earlier this year. Apple contends that the Galaxy S III violates at least two of its patents, which cover unified search features and clickable items like phone numbers and email addresses within messages.
Samsung plans to fight the accusation by "demonstrat[ing] to the court that the Galaxy S III is innovative and distinctive." It did not say exactly how it would do this.
The Galaxy S III is already available for pre-order from three carriers in the U.S., and it is due to hit shelves at Sprint and T-Mobile stores on June 21. It has been on sale in the UK and other European countries since May 29.via: Bloomberg
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