Apple Awarded Preliminary Injunction Against Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus

Apple Awarded Preliminary Injunction Against Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus

Three days after we reported an Apple win in regards to the Samsung Galaxy Tab, US District Judge Lucy Koh just handed Apple another, possibly temporary, victory.

In a decision handed down today in California, Judge Koh granted a preliminary ban on the Galaxy Nexus phone. Apple’s original request was in February of this year, and alleged that the Nexus infringed on several Apple patents. The current decision, if upheld, will keep the phone from being sold in the US.

Samsung issued a statement that said that it’s disappointed, and that it will take “all available measures, including legal action, to ensure the Galaxy Nexus remains available to consumers,” as quoted on CNET and originally reported on Reuters.

Apple issued a very familiar-sounding statment, of course.

“It’s no coincidence that Samsung’s latest products look a lot like the iPhone and iPad, from the shape of the hardware to the user interface and even the packaging,” Apple said in an e-mail to CNET. “This kind of blatant copying is wrong and, as we’ve said many times before, we need to protect Apple’s intellectual property when companies steal our ideas.”

The obvious question here is what will happen to the Nexus 7 tablet? There’s no mention of the just-announced Google tablet in the article at CNET. We’ll keep an eye on things and report as soon as we know more.

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  • jalanstrom

    That image is of a Nexus S.

  • LASHONDAOLEN

    as quoted on CNET and originally reported on Reuters.http://FoxGetPositionWork.blogspot.com

  • Joel8D

    LOL that’s a Nexus S not a Galaxy Nexus… FAIL

  • Joel8D

    LOL that’s a Nexus S not a Galaxy Nexus… FAIL

  • razeditto

    Somehow I don’t think that battling against Google and Android is a good idea. Good competition is always healthy and we don’t want Microsoft to win also on smartphone market do we? Google is a unique company, as is Apple and in its way also Amazon. The legal department of those three should come to their senses quickly and unite where possible, before competition takes over.

    Also, Samsung was making 10hr batteries into iOS devices and as long as they are willing to continue why sue them?

  • Kenton Presbrey

    I previously thought that Apple was just being a bully when it came to all of these lawsuits until I heard what Tim Cook said at the most recent All Things Digital Conference. It was something along the lines of: Its like creating a painting and then having someone else put their signature on it. That statement by Cook really put things in perspective for me, being a Graphic Designer.

    Copying hinders innovation. Its okay to get inspiration from someone else’s ideas, but thats about as far as it goes. These massive companies are just being lazy and too cheap to do some R&D of their own. While it may seem like it, Apple is not the only company with the resources to come out with great new innovations. Its no coincidence that Apple has revolutionized nearly every market it has entered. Its because they come up with fresh new ideas and build products for their customers, not for their bottom line. Once you begin to focus on the users First, the profit will soon follow.

  • applesandsynths

    Wrong picture, bro. Please try again.

  • MatejLach

    Kr00

    Android is not copying iOS.
    iOS has this boring, static icon-only design for 5 years now, while Google is innovating with Android.
    And as a person who owned an iOS device before switching to Android, I can say that Android can do A LOT MORE than iOS can in its current form.

    Why do you think Apple is suing Android and not Windows Phone?
    I’ll answer for you,
    It’s because they know that WP is no match for iOS (for now), but Android is.

    P.S. And yes, Apple is copying as well, notifications, wifi hotspot feature etc. so there you have it.
    P.S2: Why are you using Google’s Search on your iOS device? Switch to Bing if Google is the bad boy.

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