“Right before a long weekend in the U.S. (due to Independence Day on Monday), Apple attempts a hole-in-one in its legal spat with Samsung. Apple has filed (with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California) a motion for a preliminary injunction,” Florian Mueller reports for FOSS Patents.

“The motion targets the following four Samsung products: Infuse 4G, Galaxy S 4G, Droid Charge, and Galaxy Tab 10.1.,” Mueller reports. “Shooting for a preliminary injunction is a bold gamble for Apple. If Apple’s motion is granted, Samsung will be forced within a matter of a few months — possibly less than two months — to take it flagship Android-based products from the U.S. market. Just the possibility of this happening could lead Samsung to settle with Apple early on. But if Samsung doesn’t cave and Apple’s motion fails, Apple’s position will look weak… It’s important to consider that a court grants a preliminary injunction only if there’s a really strong and convincing case.”

Read more in the full article here.