Samsung will fight Apple's attempt to ban the Samsung Galaxy S3 mobile phone from being sold in the US.
The iPhone-maker claims that the S3 breaches two of its patents and says the handset is "not more than colorably different from the Galaxy Nexus", But why? Because of infringements pertaining to Apple’s infamous voice command sassy butler Siri.
According to redmondpie site, Apple isn’t too satisfied about some of the fairly blatant similarities between Samsung’s own proprietary S Voice interface and Siri, and this could cause some serious inconvenience for the people behind the roughly nine million or so rumored pre-orders of the Galaxy S III.
Meanwhile, Samsung release a statement:
"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 ever, If the nine million pre-order rumor holds true, that would mean that quite a fair bit of people would be disappointed if Apple succeeds, allegations will have no impact on the already pre-ordered devices..
The Korean firm, now the world’s biggest manufacturer of smartphones, has retaliated by claiming Apple has infringed its 3G technology.