Apple has filed law suit to have sales of Samsung's flagship Galaxy S3 Android smartphone banned in the US in the latest escalation of the two firm's long-running legal battles.
The South Korean giant is set to begin selling the device on 21 June but Apple has filed a suit claiming that the device infringes on several of its patents.
V3 contacted Apple for comment on the latest lawsuit but had received no reply at time of publication.
Samsung said it would proceed with its launch regardless of the complaint filed by its rival.
"Samsung believes Apple's request is without merit. We will vigorously oppose the request and demonstrate to the court that the Galaxy S3 is innovative and distinctive," it said.
"We would also like to assure consumers that the US launch and sales of the Galaxy S3 will proceed as planned. We believe that Apple's actions would only serve to disrupt consumers' access to the latest innovative mobile technology."
The clash is just the latest in a long-line of legal battles between the two firms, with both attempting to have numerous products banned from sales, and accusing one another of numerous patent and design infringements.
The firm's two chief executives were forced to meet at the behest of US judges in May but no resolution to the conflict was reached.
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