Apple may seek U.S. ban of Samsung Galaxy S III

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Apple is trying to ban Samsung’s Galaxy S III even before it reaches U.S. shores.

Apple attorney Josh Krevitt said at a hearing yesterday that the company may file for a temporary restraining order as soon as today to stifle the Galaxy S III’s U.S. debut on June 21, Reuters reported.

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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