Samsung will oppose Apple's Galaxy S III ban request

Apple and Samsung continue to dance to the tune of litigation, with Cupertino seeking a fresh ban in the United States, this time targeting the Galaxy S III. Samsung has shot back, saying that it intends to move ahead with the Galaxy S III launch and will fight Apple's request. Samsung say that it will "vigorously oppose" any move by Apple's to block the Galaxy S III in the US, and intends to meet the June 21st release date.

The company went on to say that it will "demonstrate to the court that the Galaxy S III is innovative and distinctive." Apple has accused the Galaxy S III of infringing two patents, one of which relates to the same use of context menus that HTC fell foul of on the HTC One X and EVO 4G LTE. The other relates to "universal search technology" used in Siri, allegedly copied by Samsung in its own S-Voice application.

It's not the first time that the two companies have butted heads. The duo are currently embroiled in a legal battle in the United States, with Apple accusing Samsung of copying its various mobile products and infringing multiple patents. The two companies recently tried to sit down to settle the dispute, but negotiations broke down. The trial is due to start on July 30th.

[via Business Week]