Apple scores preliminary ban against Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Apple scores preliminary ban against Samsung Galaxy NexusTeam Cupertino suffered a pretty disheartening courtroom loss to Motorola the other week, when the last of 15 patent complaints was emphatically dismissed by Judge Possner.

But Apple has struck back this week with not one but two fairly major patent victories against Samsung. This time it’s the Samsung Galaxy Nexus suffering a preliminary injunction.

While the recent Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction mightn’t cause too much distress, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is more of a big deal: it’s the flagship smartphone for Jelly Bean (Android 4.1).

Judge Lucy Koh’s ruling was based on four patent gripes, including the slide-to-unlock mechanism, but the big one was said to be a patent for unified search that’s linked to Apple’s Siri.

In Friday’s ruling, Judge Koh explained: “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.”

Hearings are scheduled for Sunday and Monday (Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Nexus respectively) to determine if the injunctions should be put on hold pending appeal from Samsung.

via: Reuters

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matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 30, 2012 at 14:55

Apple has made a clear showing that, in the absence of a preliminary injunction, it is likely to lose substantial market share
That's absolute bullsh*t, people aren't going to think "oh, well since I can't get a pure Android experience, lets buy an iPhone", so Apple won't gain any sales from the ban, making the ban itself pointless.

cliecost  Jul. 1, 2012 at 09:16

Who cares?! It's America, they only use the iPhone over there. Let them keep their crap and make stupid judicial decisions and we will have the cheap deals and greater choice.

krogothnx  Jul. 1, 2012 at 10:40

This is kinda funny. This week, Google was like 'oh chrome crashes your newer macbooks? Sorry, here's a fix. And here have a version for iOS too!' And apple was like 'oh thanks, people will enjoy these updates due to using them on our products because we're banning your stuff.'

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 1, 2012 at 15:52

This is kinda funny. This week, Google was like 'oh chrome crashes your newer macbooks? Sorry, here's a fix. And here have a version for iOS too!' And apple was like 'oh thanks, people will enjoy these updates due to using them on our products because we're banning your stuff.'
Yes, it's ironic - but lets not fool ourselves - that is exactly how it works BOTH ways, always.
Not 1 OEM "partner" that M$ has not sued or threatened to sue. They all go after all when it suits them. Microsoft get slapped by EU, US says, booh you evil EU, then M$ uses the same EU body to go after x, y and z... Long tradition.

But guess what: bottomline - they all get together quite peachy where it matters: THEIR profit.
Want proof? The proof is in the absence of the 'perfect' device. Not one 'perfect' device.
Aestetics aside (can't please everyone there) , they could make a phone from classy materials that has all the features 'most' people want. With a good battery etc etc. But no.
Not happening. Like all other commodities, the flaws, and weaknesses are there. So the next 'big thing' has something left to promise.
There is an agreement. Probably unwritten; possibly even unspoken. Maybe not even a wink wink - those guys are kind of telepathic when it comes to milking us...

So, lets not get sidetracked by the judicial muppetshows. It's no different from the nay yay farce in parliament, no different from publishers owning 'right-' and 'left-wing' newspapers...

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