Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Apple is seeking an injunction against Samsung to block the sale of the Galaxy S III in the United States. After spending some time with the nearly identical international version of the GS3, Apple has decided that the phone falls neatly under the umbrella of a patent infringement suit targeting another Samsung device, the Galaxy Nexus. Among the items Apple believes infringe upon their intellectual property are Samsung’s S Voice app and basic functionality like tapping a phone number to launch the handset’s dialer app.
Apple has already largely responsible for a US customs investigation that caused the delayed launch of the HTC One X and HTC EVO 4G LTE and has filed another complaint in an attempt to ban the sale of the new HTC phones altogether. Now Samsung is being targeted with the release of the Galaxy S III looming at the end of the month. Samsung, however, is not worried. They believe Apple’s case is without merit and will proceed with the US launch of the phone as planned.