Apple has seemingly kicked its ongoing legal battle with Samsung up a notch and the perturbed in Cupertino have filed a motion for a preliminary injunction with the US District Court for the Northern District of California. The motion hones in on just four devices: the Infuse 4G, Galaxy S 4G, Droid Charge, and Galaxy Tab 10.1 and it’s determined that the aforesaid products may well indeed be infringing on Apple’s rights………..
Apple has filed a motion for preliminary injunction against Samsung in the U.S., is specifically aimed at four Samsung products, the Infuse 4G, Galaxy S 4G, Droid Charge and Galaxy Tab 10.1. The iPhone and iPad maker also asked for a faster trial schedule to resolve all of its intellectual property claims against Samsung. The legal battle between the two tech giants has been building since April, when Apple sued Samsung in a California federal court. Apple claims the South Korean firm’s Galaxy line of mobile phones and tablets “slavishly” copies the iPhone and iPad. Apple was Samsung’s second-biggest customer last year after Sony, accounting for about $5.7 billion of sales to Samsung mainly by purchasing semiconductors. Samsung then countersued in California, and earlier this week asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to impose an import ban on Apple’s iPhones and iPads. In the latest salvo, Apple asked the U.S. District Court in San Jose to issue a preliminary injunction that would prevent Samsung from infringing three Apple design patents and one utility patent, according to a court filing. If granted, the preliminary injunction would apply to Samsung products including the Galaxy S 4G smartphone and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer Apple also asked that a trial on all of its claims be held in February 2012.