Galaxy S3 in Red
This week, news broke that Apple would have to file a new request if it wished to pursue its bid to place a ban on Samsung's Galaxy S3 in the U.S.
According to PC Advisor, the U.S. court dealing with the case stated that it simply had no time or resources to include the Galaxy S3 in the injunction.
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District Court Judge, Lucy H. Koh, in a court document brought up by the Verge, writes:
"The pending motion for preliminary injunction is fully briefed, and the Court will not consider any further discovery or briefing. An order on the pending motion for preliminary injunction will issue shortly."
Apple tried to add the Galaxy S3 to a case against the Galaxy Nexus before the highly anticipated smartphone launched in the US. Samsung fired back that it was too late to add it to the lawsuit, and the court, citing "limited resources," agreed.
After such news broke, the Latinos Post initiated an online poll in order to measure just how many people were in favor or against a ban of the Samsung Galaxy S3 in the U.S.
Of about 644 votes, 47 people were in favor of a Samsung Galaxy S3 ban in the U.S. versus 593 people (92%) who were against such ban.
The unscientific poll continues to run, and although it may not accurately represent American consumers, the poll does not permit duplicate votes under the same IP address and according to web analytics around 85 percent of the voters come from U.S. IP addresses.
Apple alleges that the Galaxy S3 infringes two of its iPhone patents relating to a universal interface for retrieval of information in a computer system and a system and method for performing an action on a structure in computer-generated data.
In the end, Apple will not be able to successfully ban the Galaxy S3 in U.S. by the time of its June 21st release.