In a new wrinkle in the ongoing battle between Apple and Samsung, Apple has filed a motion for a preliminary injunction with the US District Court for the Northern District of California for four Samsung devices: the Infuse 4G, Galaxy S 4G, Droid Charge, and Galaxy Tab 10.1.
If granted and the courts do decide that Samsung is infringing on Apple’s rights, then Samsung would be required to remove said products from US store shelves in just a few months.
Th filing was originally discovered by FOSS patents. In a statement after the filing, Samsung said:
“Samsung believes there is no legal basis for this motion,” the company said in a statement. “We will continue to serve our customers and sales of Samsung products will proceed as usual. Samsung will continue to actively defend and protect our intellectual property to ensure our continued innovation and growth in the mobile communication business.”
This is the latest move in an ongoing legal battle between the two companies. Most recently Samsung made a request to see the iPhone 5 and iPad 3 before they were released to the public, a request that was not granted (and Samsung quietly dropped the suit June 30th).