Apple has filed yet another lawsuit against Samsung, this time in the US. Apple is claiming that Samsung's Galaxy Nexus smartphone infringes upon some of its patents and has requested a ban on sales of the phone in the United States.
The basis for the suit is the alleged infringement of four of Apple's patents, including the voice-command search function. Unsurprisingly, Samsung has denied the claims.
The Galaxy Nexus was the first device to be powered by the latest version of the Android OS - Ice Cream Sandwich - which means that other devices using Ice Cream Sandwich could also find themselves under fire if Apple's latest law suit proves successful.
According to Apple, the Galaxy Nexus infringes upon technologies such as allowing users to touch a phone number on a webpage and automatically dial said number, as well as voice recognition and search functionality, as reported by PC World.
Expressing his views about this new development, patent expert Florian Meuller said: "Google cannot deny its undivided responsibility for any infringement findings. A preliminary injunction would not prohibit the sale of a Galaxy nexus just because it's called Galaxy Nexus or looks like one. It's all about which patents it infringes on".