Doesn’t matter how hard Samsung tries, the Samsung Galaxy S3 has finally landed itself in trouble with Apple, all over again. The device, which was assumed to be developed by lawyers so as to protect it from any legal troubles is in news now for its voice-over assistant feature called S Voice. The morning of Tuesday saw Apple filing a litigation against Samsung in California, to ban sales of Samsung Galaxy S3 in the U.S. Seems like Apple is not really happy about the similarities that are being brought up between the infamous Siri and Samsung’s latest S Voice.
While this lawsuit could affect millions of pre-order of Samsung Galaxy S3, which were yet to be delivered in U.S, reports confirm that Apple has filed the motion against two of its patents being violated. First one being the unified search patent, and the other one being data-tapping patent. The later one, i.e data-tapping patent is already being used by Apple to stop HTC device imports to the U.S.
With this patent war, something really speculating has surfaced. If Samsung was scheduled to launch the Galaxy S3 device in US on June 21 ‘2012, where did Apple buy it from to challenge the device in the court of law? Well, the answer is, that they purchased the device from United Kingdom, where the phone was launched for public on May 29 ‘2012.
Samsung on the other hand smartly responded to Apple’s litigation on Wednesday afternoon. Here is an excerpt from the FOSS Patents blog:
“If Apple wishes to seek an injunction against the Galaxy S III, the Court should require Apple to file a new motion and allow the parties to develop a full factual record on all four factors. Accordingly, the Court should reject Apple’s motion to amend its current notice of motion for a preliminary injunction.”
If Apple succeeds in this patent war, it will be a disappointing news for over nine-million people who pre-ordered the device in United States. Well, let the court decide the right and the wrong! We are here just to keep you informed.
SOURCE: Foss Patents