SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) – An Apple Inc lawyer said the iPhone and iPad maker may seek a legal order stopping the launch of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s Galaxy S III phone in the United States later this month.
The Netherlands’ District Court of The Hague ruled that Apple violated a patent related to a 3G technology owned by Samsung.
Samsung had previously attempted to use four patents to get Apple’s iPads and iPhones banned in the country, but had its efforts rejected by the court.
Apple has challenged earlier versions of Samsung’s Galaxy phones and warned Koh on Thursday that the new device could hit the market with the same patent violations alleged earlier in the case.
Tech Minute: Tips on buying a used Apple laptopSamsung said in a statement to All About Phones that it was pleased with the ruling and would seek “adequate damages” from Apple.
If Apple decides to seek a restraining order, it would likely delay a July trial date over different Samsung phones, as well as the Galaxy Tab 10.1.
The victory is part of a broader legal battle brewing between the two companies in courtrooms around the world.
Each side is attempting to score a big enough legal win, whether that be a large financial penalty or a ban from a major market, which would force both sides to the bargaining table.
Apple hasn’t been shy about going after the majorAndroid partners, filing lawsuits against HTC and Motorola Mobility as well.
Google acquired Motorola for $12.5 billion to better defend itself and Android against further litigation.
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