: Apple is trying to stop U.S. sales of Samsung's new Galaxy phone, accusing the Korean company of infringing two Apple patents.
THE DATES: Samsung is scheduled to release the S III smartphone in the U.S. on June 21. On Tuesday, Apple Inc. asked a federal court to temporarily ban sales. Samsung says it will fight that.
THE BACKDROP: Smartphone makers are increasingly battling in court over features, designs and other aspects of the mobile devices. Samsung has become the biggest threat to Apple as its Galaxy series of smartphones won popularity among consumers seeking an Android-powered device.