Samsung released a statement early Thursday that it will “demonstrate to the court that the Galaxy S III is innovative and distinctive” as Apple claims Samsung violated a pair of software patents. On Tuesday, Apple asked a US district court to temporarily ban sales of the Galaxy S III inside the US right as Samsung gears up to launch the smartphone on five US carriers.
Samsung and Apple have been involved in a multitude of bitter patent lawsuits in North America, Europe and Asia since Apple’s first accusation that Samsung copied the iPhone back in April of 2011. As the legal battles continue, Samsung counts Apple as one of its largest buyers of chips and display screens with Apple relies on Samsung for mobile components.
No word on when the US District Court in Northern California will hear the case.