Apple Inc. (AAPL: Quote) on Tuesday sought a preliminary injunction motion against Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.'s (SSNLF.PK,SSNNF.PK) Galaxy S III product in the District Court for the Northern District of California, seeking to stop the sale of the smartphone expected to be launched in the U.S. on June 21.
The technology giant has requested for permission from the court to add the smartphone as another product targeted by the Cupertino, California-based company's motion for a preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Nexus, which was developed by Samsung in association with Google Inc. (GOOG).
The preliminary injunction motion filed in February against the Galaxy Nexus is over four patents used in it and Apple is still analyzing if Galaxy S III infringes two of them - the new slide-to-unlock patent and the autocomplete patent.
As of now, in Galaxy S III, preliminary relief has been sought against two patents covering unified search and data tapping.
The two companies are involved in about 30 patent litigation lawsuits spread across 10 countries.
Meanwhile, Samsung has reportedly said that launch and sales of the new smartphone will occur as planned.
AAPL closed on Wednesday at $571.46, up $8.63 or 1.53 percent, on a volume of 14.34 million shares.
Samsung is currently adding 4.2 percent in Seoul at 1,254,000 Korean won.
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