Apple withdraws patent claim against Samsung phone
The Samsung Galaxy S III mini
Samsung launched the smaller sized version of the flagship Samsung Galaxy S III on October 5th in Europe. In its filing with the court, Apple noted that although the phone isn't sold in the U.S., it was able to order multiple units of the device from Amazon and have them shipped to the U.S. Despite this, Samsung said that it was not "making, using, selling, offering to sell or importing the Galaxy S III mini in the United States." And on the basis of that statement, Apple withdrew its claim against the phone, "so long as the current withdrawal will not prejudice Apple's ability later to accuse the Galaxy S III mini if the factual circumstances change."