Apple fails to block Samsung Galaxy S3 in US
Apple has failed to block the June 21 launch of the Samsung Galaxy S3 in the US
The Samsung Galaxy S3 will get a US release date on June 21 despite Apple’s protests to get the handset blocked by court order.
‘U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, effectively dashed Apple's hopes of stopping the launch of Samsung’s new Galaxy S3 smartphone,’ reports Reuters.
‘Koh had said Apple's push to get a court order blocking the June 21 launch would overload her calendar, given Apple's high-stakes trial over other Samsung devices set for July that she is overseeing.’
This is the second instance in as many weeks that Apple’s legal skirmishes have been dashed. Last Thursday, Judge Richard Posner threw out Apple’s long-awaited trial against the now Google-owned Motorola Mobility division.
Apple maintains that Samsung copies its devices and that this is wrong. That’s the official line from inside Cupertino, according to an Apple spokesperson, and it doesn’t appear that the company will change this view any time soon.
This on-going legal feud between the world’s two biggest smartphone manufacturers is far from over. Both have mountains of cash, extensive legal teams, and plenty at stake. Don’t expect to see an end to these patent wars anytime soon.