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Apple wins pre-trial injunction against Galaxy Nexus in US

Just days after Google announced a price cut for Galaxy Nexus in its Play Store, a US judge granted Apple a pre-trial injunction against the sale of Galaxy Nexus phone.  This is the second legal victory for Apple against Samsung in a week.

Yesterday’s decision by Judge Lucy Koh comes days after she also slapped a pre-trial ban on sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 also. (Both in United States)

“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

“We will take all available measures, including legal action, to ensure the Galaxy Nexus remains available to consumers,” Samsung noted in statement.

Judge Koh has also scheduled a hearing on Monday to consider whether to put the Galaxy Nexus injunction on hold pending appeal.

Apple has to post a bond of more than $95 million as a condition of the injunction, in case the injunction is considered wrong in later part of the trial.  The injunction order shall become effective upon posting of the bond.

Inputs from Reuters

2 thoughts on “Apple wins pre-trial injunction against Galaxy Nexus in US

  1. And what exactly are the charges this time? That it is rectangular? Or has a screen? Or one can type on it?

  2. Apple is reduced to patent trolling. It files frivolous patents under a very permissible patent regime. It can hardly be called a manufacturer. It outsources all of its manufacturing to third party manufacturers. Though some of its employees are engaged in software and design work, majority of them are engaged in marketing and retailing. Therefore, it is predominantly a marketing and retailing company whose overpriced products sell only because of the mythical snob value attached to them (created by decades of relentless hyperbolic chants by its in-numerous irrational fans).
    When a company starts to sue others to retain market share it is a sure sign that the company has gone past its peak. Apple is a big company with a large fan base, so it would take longer than others to go down hill, but its current behaviour is an indicator of its future.

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