Apple seeks ban on Samsung Galaxy SIII

Apple seeks ban on Samsung Galaxy SIII

Apple is looking for a ban on Samsung's Galaxy SIII handset as it says the device infringes its patents.

The firm was recently awarded $1 billion after a court found the Korean firm was guilty of "wilful" copyright infringement.

A list of 21 gadgets that Apple believes infringes its patents has been submitted to the court in California, which is thought to include the popular Galaxy SIII and the Galaxy Note.

"Rather than innovate and develop its own technology and a unique Samsung style for its smartphone and tablet computer products, Samsung has chosen to copy Apple's technology, user interface, and innovative style," Apple said in a legal document, as reported by the AP news agency.

However, Samsung has claimed that Apple is attempting to limit competition through the court system.

More than 10 million Galaxy SIII handsets have been sold worldwide since its launch in May 2012, but success for Apple in the case could see the device banned from sale.