Moments before WWDC 2012 when we are expecting a massive line-up of new Apple products, it now seems the popular tech brand is battling competition in a number of ways. This includes Apple filing another ITC complaint involving a large number of HTC phones, and also Apple is attempting to get an injunction out against the Samsung Galaxy S3, which could stop the new phone from getting a US release.
This news will not make Galaxy S3 fans happy that have been waiting for the Samsung phone to launch in the United States, and while the HTC complaint is a lot more involved it also highlights how Apple aims to protect its patents vigorously.
What’s interesting about this ITC complaint against HTC is the label of “Emergency“, which means it’s much more important and could potentially do a lot of damage before a conventional hearing could take place. You can read more on what patents are involved in this article, which states that this claim involves a patent for using technology that automatically detects data for hyperlinks, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers.
The Galaxy S3 injunction highlights the continued battle between Apple and Samsung, and Apple hope it’s understood that the Galaxy S3 should be included in another preliminary injunction. Apple is referring to the case involving the Galaxy Nexus phone, which has been given worldwide press attention. We’ve seen a few feuds over the years in the tech industry but Apple and Samsung are making their way to the top of the list, so it will be interesting to see the outcome from the different claims being made. You can read the full details of this filing here.
Do you think Apple is doing the right thing trying to protect its assets?