Apple found the right Judge...
Just after Apple won a preliminary ban on sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, well... seems that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is next. Apple alleged that the phone violated 4 of its software patents.
That's right, just after Judge Lucy Koh granted a preliminary ban on sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, she's following it up with a similar granted request on the Galaxy Nexus.
The judge ruled today in favor of granting Apple an injunction against Samsung's Galaxy Nexus phone.
Here are the four Apple patents that Samsung infringed on:That's the same device Google handed out to developers just a couple of days ago at its I/O conference. Apple had requested an injunction against the smartphone in February, alleging that it infringed on several of its patents. An injunction would keep the Samsung device from being sold in stores in the U.S.
According to Reuters' Dan Levine, the injunction can go into effect as soon as Apple posts a bond of "nearly $96 million." He added that the decision centered around U.S. Patent 8,086,604, which covers unified search functionality. Apple had cited three others in its original complaint.
The win is Apple's second against Samsung this week.1. A means of detecting and marking up data like a phone number or an e-mail address, and then initiating a phone call or an e-mail when the linked data is clicked.
2. A means of searching multiple databases and sources for data.
3. A slide to unlock feature.
4. An autocorrect-type function that completes the word as a user types and allows the user to accept or reject the word.
Samsung said that it's disappointed in the decision. Apple is happy:
Google said earlier this week that the Galaxy Nexus would be one of the first devices to get the upcoming version of Android 4.1, and its practically their flagship phone.In a statement, Samsung said that it's disappointed in the decision, and that it will take "all available measures, including legal action, to ensure the Galaxy Nexus remains available to consumers."
An Apple representative reiterated the same statement the company has run with since it took aim at the South Korean technology giant in a patent-infringement suit last April.
"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-mailed statement. "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."
So, Samsung + Google Vs Apple. Who will win?
NEWS SOURCE #1: Judge grants Apple an injunction against the Galaxy Nexus (via) ArsTechnica
NEWS SOURCE #2: Judge-OK's Apple injunction on Samsung's Nexus phone (via) CNET
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