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Apple Wins Injunction Barring U.S. Sales of Samsung Galaxy Nexus Phone

Just days after Apple won an injunction barring U.S. sales of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1, Reuters reports that the same judge has issued a second preliminary injunction that would bar sales of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus smartphone.
"Apple has made a clear showing that, in the absence of a preliminary injunction, it is likely to lose substantial market share in the smartphone market and to lose substantial downstream sales of future smartphone purchases and tag-along products," Judge Koh said in Friday's ruling.
The new Galaxy Nexus injunction is a much more significant victory for Apple than the Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction, as evidenced by the $95 million bond Apple will need to post in order for the injunction to take effect. The bond money, which amounted to only $2.6 million in the Galaxy Tab 10.1 case, would be used to compensate Samsung should Apple ultimately lose the case when it goes to full trial.

The Galaxy Nexus has been Google's flagship device for showing off its Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" operating system since late last year, and was given away to attendees at this week's Google I/O conference as part of a package showing off the forthcoming Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" update.

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30 months ago
Rating: 135 Votes
30 months ago

Among all Samsung phones, the Galaxy Nexus has the least resemblance to the iPhone. :rolleyes:


The four patents in question are software.
Rating: 104 Votes
30 months ago
Among all Samsung phones, the Galaxy Nexus has the least resemblance to the iPhone. :rolleyes:
Rating: 62 Votes
30 months ago
Hah. Lucrative ebay business opportunity!
Rating: 51 Votes
30 months ago
One day, what comes around goes around. A modern smartphone involves over 200,000 patents, and you would be naive to believe Apple doesn't infringe any one of them.
Rating: 49 Votes
30 months ago
“I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple’s $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong.”

“I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product. I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this.”
Rating: 45 Votes
30 months ago

By cancelling out competition? Nope.


It's not fair competition if you've implemented someone else's ideas without permission or compensation. That should probably be "cancelled out."
Rating: 44 Votes
30 months ago

Apple won't win if this goes to trial and it will cost them the $9m bond, whatever money they paid this judge to grant the injunction and Samsugs legal fees not to mention their own.


And you know this how ?
Rating: 34 Votes
30 months ago

It's not fair competition if you've implemented someone else's ideas without permission or compensation. That should probably be "cancelled out."


This! Thank you! Everyone keeps talking about "competition" this and that- taking someone's patents is not fair competition! That's cheating and it destroys innovation by removing the incentive to innovate.
Rating: 33 Votes
30 months ago

Apple really just needs to stop with this. It's make them look really insecure.

P.S. I have an iPhone so I have no agenda.


So Apple should just let Samsung and others rip them off?

If Apple feels that Samsung or who ever else is ripping them off they should sue them, just like if Apple is stealing other companies software they also should get sued.

I'd be pissed if I came up with a great idea and someone else came along and stole my idea and was making money off my hard work
Rating: 32 Votes

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