Saturday, June 30, 2012

Apple Wins Another Injunction Against Samsung

Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus is facing a temporary sales ban, reportedly issued by a federal judge on Friday, in a patent dispute between Apple and Google. Photo: Ariel Zambelich/Wired

"After a week of successful introductions to the new Asus-built Nexus 7 tablet, the latest version of Android (nicknamed Jelly Bean), and its first self-manufactured hardware product in the Nexus Q, Google’s week is ending on a sour note. Apple has reportedly won an injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone, Google’s flagship Android handset.
Jelly Bean is supposed to make its public debut on the Nexus 7 and the Galaxy Nexus in mid-July. But on Friday, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh granted a preliminary injunction that will halt U.S. sales of the Galaxy Nexus, according to a Reuters report.
The decision closely follows Koh’s Wednesday ruling that won Apple an injunction against another Android-powered Samsung device, the Galaxy 10.1 tablet.
Though not a party in the lawsuit, Google emailed Wired a statement on the injunction, saying: “We’re disappointed with this decision, but we believe the correct result will be reached as more evidence comes to light.”
Samsung and Apple did not respond for comment by the time of publication. And the official court ruling is not yet publicly available.
According to Dan Levine, a Reuters reporter on site at the ruling, Judge Koh handed out paper copies of her decision to issue the temporary sales ban to both Apple’s and Samsung’s attorneys on Friday afternoon..."

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