Apple's reflexive request to have the latest leading Android smartphone banned from the US market has been met with stern resistance from Samsung, which maintains that the Galaxy S III is a unique device that is both "innovative and distinctive." Both companies' actions are starting to feel inevitable at this point, with Apple now claiming infringement of a pair of software patents and asking a US district court to ban sales of the GS III, and Samsung vociferously denying any wrongdoing. Apple's complaint is being piled on top of an already-ongoing request to ban sales of the Galaxy Nexus, which is alleged to be infringing on no less than four Cupertino patents. Apple's position is that it could still go after the Galaxy S III with respect to the other two as well — including the infamous slide-to-unlock — but first it has to figure out how much of a case it has in pursuing such an argument.