Galaxy Nexus injunction obtained by Apple in the U.S.

by: Chris SmithJune 30, 2012

A few days ago U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, presiding over an Apple vs Samsung case in California, awarded Apple a pre-trial injunction against Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales in the country. Apple then posted a $2.6 million bond – that’s supposed to protect the company in case the decision gets overturned in an appeal and cover for potential damages incurred by Samsung due to lack of sales of the banned product – and the injunction became effective.

In case that wasn’t enough bad news for the Android device maker, the same Judge awarded Apple another injunction against a different Samsung product yesterday. This time we’re talking about the Galaxy Nexus, a device that’s available from Verizon and Sprint in the region, that has also received a pre-trial sales ban. Koh said:

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.

In order for the injunction to become effective, Apple will have to post another bond in the amount of $95 million.

However, hope is not lost for Samsung, as Judge Koh scheduled tow more hearings, on Sunday and Monday, in which she will decide whether to put the injunctions – Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Nexus, respectively – on hold pending appeal.

Samsung had little to say about this unsatisfactory ruling but the company will surely appeal Friday’s decision:

We will take all available measures, including legal action, to ensure the Galaxy Nexus remains available to consumers

This is just the last predicament in a complex and tedious legal battle between the two giants, currently the main players in the mobile business when it comes to handset and tablet sales and profits. The two companies are suing and countersuing each other in 10 countries across four continents, in over 30 patent-based trials.

  • how about a petition to stop Apple being such a pussy?!…

  • TrumpeterBuizel

    “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[…]”
    So what the judge is saying is that no one is allowed to compete with Apple? This is ridiculous, the Nexus looks nothing like the iPhone.

    • AppleFUD

      Yes, Judge Koh seems to be clueless and willing to ban anything for apple, first the tab and now the Nexus. Clearly this judge did not read Posner’s decision on Apple Vs Motorola. If she did then the ban is even more outrageous. The ONE patent is not worthy of a ban!!!!!!!!!! Even if infringed a work-around will no doubt be easy to do — it’s a software patent!!!

      Nonetheless, the patent is ridiculous. Multi-search . .. about twenty years too late.

      Koh will most likely side with apple and it will get appealed and most likely ultimately invalidated. . . just life as we know it now.

      Nonetheless. . . I’m so done with apple and all their fans. I’ve used this “AppleFUD” handle to poke fun at them and their fans for a while, but they aren’t even worth that effort any longer. Therefore, ‘AppleFUD’ is DEAD :) . . . . . and apple and their fans can FOD — yes the fans as well, as you all are the reason they can continue to be such a douche bag of a company.

    • Michael Han

      Uh, yes it does. Down to the OS and touchscreen

      • NeedName

        Not sure what you are even saying. . .

        This ruling is looking at ONE patent — a patent dealing with mult-search from 2004. NOTHING MORE.

    • It’s not about looks at this point it’s about os and the way it works u layman, the tab 10.1 is the outdated version that was banned not the new one, but be sure apple is going to go after that as well

  • darkangel2554

    Samsung should use this situation as a marketing opportunity, use that 1984 George Orwell commercial apple used in the introduction of the Mac’s to convey who’s sniffles innovation in the 21st centry,

  • TommyNYC

    Betting that Koh owns a white 4S, which she upgraded from the 4, which upgraded from 3… and so on the day they came out.
    Clueless people should be allowed to become judges in subjects that they know nothing about.

  • Nithin

    retarded company always wannabe top smartphone without any compitation.
    just using patient insteading of thinking abut productivity.
    this judge is rediculous.think she is great fan of apple or bribed by them
    what ever ill be very happy if some one makes a rule that no patents :)

  • mohdamr1

    I do not care about anything apple, never was and never will. It will probably end up like black berry several years from now, they are not innovating and they are fighting other innovators. I will buy the galaxy S3 this week :)

  • Or how about a petition for Samsung and Google to stop copying apple?

    chrome box=mac mini(but just runs a web browser)
    nexus q= round apple tv
    samsung players= huge itouches
    galaxy tab 1 and 2 10.1= ipad with not home button
    s-voice, quick voice- by LG = siri
    sure android os and other products are moving away from looking like apple products, but still…. Get ur facts straight

    • NeedName

      Are you freaking kidding or just stupid?

      Do I really need to list off AGAIN all the things apple has stolen over the years?

      Let’s make it simple. Apple would not be in business today if it weren’t for all the IP theft they “acquired” over the years.

      Man, I hope you are joking. Otherwise you are by far one of the stupidest people I’ve ever read on the web! OMFG!!!! Do a little research into tech history!!!!

    • Alu Zeros

      So no one is allowed to make a streaming device because apple made one?, no one is allowed to use voice technology because of Siri, Get your facts straight, yes svoice looks similar to apple’s Siri, but the galaxy nexus doesn’t do that, the s3 does, so yes maybe a couple of things need to change from samsung’s lineup, but how about apple, apple’s notification = android notification, apple iCloud = hello google docs/drive now, apple’s new map -> google map, I can go on forever

      Point is every company borrows concepts from somewhere and try to make it their own. Apple is just going about it the wrong way. Instead apple needs to pick its battle, instead of an injunction, why not just say to Samsung change the way s voice looks and is accessed. Which the galaxy nexus did. As far as the Samsung music player huge itouch, apple can go blow themselves, there has been ,mp3 players that have been out for years before apple’s iPod, just deal with it. No moron is going to confuse an apple itouch with a Samsung music player. Absolutely ridiculous to even bring up.

      • Alu Zeros

        And I own an iPhone 4s , I’ve owned every model before that, I even owned an iPod, and an itouch. I also own a galaxy nexus. I own an iPad 2 and had a Xoom, I also own a MacBook air, and a pc, so honestly I think fanboys from both sides are ridiculous. Just get over it, they are both good companies, without one or the other your phone wouldn’t be as good as it is, because both companies push each other to crate better products

        • NeedName

          Seriously refreshing to hear an apple product user give credit straight up across the board completely out of the RDF. . . THANK YOU!

          And totally agree. . . fanbois on both/all sides need to step off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a cliff.

    • Isaac

      You are a co.plete joke. It is as if Mercedes Benz sued Ford for making an auto. Appearently you need to study more. Tablets were already around before the iPad they had just not blown up yet into the market.

  • Apple has no class.


    you rotten apple..