Apple has sued Samsung in hopes of receiving an injunction that would keep the South Korean company from starting to sell its Galaxy S III phone in the U.S. this month.
Apple filed the lawsuit with the District Court for the Northern District of California on Tuesday, claiming Samsung's phone infringes on Apple's user-interface patents, according to a report.
But Samsung says consumers hoping to buy its flagship phone later this month need not worry as sales will proceed as planned.
“Samsung believes Apple’s request is without merit," a spokeswoman for the company said over email. "We will vigorously oppose the request and demonstrate to the court that the Galaxy S III is innovative and distinctive."