By John Ribeiro
Apple has asked a court in California for a preliminary injunction against Samsung’s Galaxy S III smartphone, ahead of its U.S. launch, claiming the device infringes at least two of its patents.
Samsung said earlier this month that the Galaxy S III will be available in the U.S. starting this month from five carriers, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular. The smartphone was launched in May in the U.K.
Apple obtained the Galaxy S III sold in the U.K., and found that it infringes at least two of four Apple patents at issue in a preliminary injunction motion filed by the company against the earlier Galaxy Nexus, Apple said in a filing on Tuesday before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose division.