Judge grants Apple's US sales injunction on Galaxy Nexus

Apple's request earlier this year for a US sales ban of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone has now been granted. The Verge reports that US District Judge Lucy Koh, the same judge that earlier this week imposed a US sales ban of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet, has granted Apple's request for a ban on the first Android 4.0 smartphone.

Apple first filled its request in February, claiming that the Galaxy Nexus violates four of Apple's patents, including the "slide to unlock" feature, a word completion patent, one relating to search and Apple's Siri voice recognition software and a data tapping related patent. So far, it is unclear just which of Apple's patents the judge had ruled Samsung violated with the Galaxy Nexus.

First launched in late 2011, Samsung collaborated on the smartphone heavily with Google. It was the first smartphone that came with Google's Android 4.0 operating system out of the box.

Earlier this week, as part of its Google I/O developer conference, Google announced that the Galaxy Nexus would be one of the first Android smartphones to get the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) upgrade, along with the Motorola Xoom tablet and the Nexus S smartphones.

Source: The Verge

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Here's an idea. Someone living in CA -- buy a share of apple stock and go to their shareholders meeting. Raise a stink

Apple is just about to the tipping point with a lot of consumers. I think the "apple cult" died with Jobs. Instead of innovating, they are doing like IBM, Xerox did decades when they were "the big cheese"...Instead of innovating, they relaxed, sat back and watched the world pass them by. How long have they been stuck on the "no one needs a screen bigger than the iPhone screen" stupidity?

I don't care about Samsung but Apple is just trying to slow down the mobile/tablet market.

How long can Apple stay in the game, wasn't long ago that blackberry looked like they would always have slice of the market and be relevant. 2007-2010 Blackberry held 40-50% of the market, Apple is holding 30%.

Next three years is very important for the iPhone.

I don't understand, if they are going to ban a Nexus phone. Why haven't they banned all the recent nexus phones? They all run the same software as a untouched OS.

What exactly are the repercusions about this, such as will this phone not be purchaseable through verizon or other providers anymore? Is this permenant?

As what it sounds like, this looks like a preety big blow to google.

Id like to see them go up against MS. Throw the patent sharing out the window and get every idevice banned, they may stop acting like a bunch of idiots then

psionicinversion said,
Id like to see them go up against MS. Throw the patent sharing out the window and get every idevice banned, they may stop acting like a bunch of idiots then

Won't happen though, but I'd love to see it. I'd like to see Microsoft ditch patent sharing with Apple and back Google.

dear apple: tim cook is the ceo, now; Which means just because steve jobs had a hissy fit 4 years ago over someone actually COMPETING with his company doesn't mean you still have to sue everyone for making a similar product. does ford sue chevy because the model T was the first successful automobile, and chevy also makes a square-ish piece of metal with four wheels and an internal combustion engine? No. f***ing trolls.

Typed from a MacBook Pro sitting next to an iPhone.

robinjam said,
How did Apple even acquire those patents in the first place?
What a stupid, broken system...

The patents in question are extremely broad and obvious

Things like this make me hate apple. They're just the bully on the playground. No one else is allowed to have a ball to play with but them!

Another Ben & Jerry mobile OS is on it's way? Awesome. Now, let's see if the other Judge grants Apple's ban on the Galaxy S3. I would think once you can ban one for patent infringement you should be able to get most of them that run the same type of features. Hmm.

Maybe that's what it will take for a change in the law. Once Apple gets every other mobile device banned, perhaps American consumers will wake up to the fact that Apple is trying to monopolise the market with software and design patents.

Daniel_Pooh said,
APPLE PHONE IS THE ********* SO OF COURSE PEOPLE WANNA BUY THE BETTER SAMSUNG ONES!

PsYcHoKiLLa said,
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, STOP WITH THE STUPID LAWSUITS AND JUST DO BUSINESS!!!!!!


Stop shouting!

DJGM said,

Stop shouting!

No one is moderating it but I said something about the Feregengi alliance from star trek and it got deleted lol!

I do wonder if Apple have again supplied evidence based upon Photshopped fake images of
these rival products. If so, the case show be thrown out, and Apple charged with perjury . . .

I don't understand what right does apple to have to stop the sales of other phones???? This makes no sense to me whatsoever could someone explain please because it feels like apple is some kinda gangsters who got judges in their pockets stopping the sale of competitor merchandise!

Basically, Apple can't compete on the merits of their own products, so they instead resort to the legal system to hurt competitors. It's clearly for anti-competitive reasons, yet no one does anything about it.

Should be interesting to see Samsung cut off Apple on some of it's semi conductors and other electronics, IMO Apple is just a developer of overpriced devices that you continually have to spend money on.

xpablo said,
Should be interesting to see Samsung cut off Apple on some of it's semi conductors and other electronics, IMO Apple is just a developer of overpriced devices that you continually have to spend money on.

I would like to see Samsung do that too - but they make a hell of a lot of money from parts they supply to Apple, and I guess would not want to break that bond and risk switching off a very lucrative revenue stream for them.

As for your comments on "overpriced devices that you continually have to spend money on" - I think that is somewhat unfair, I bought an iPhone 4 when it came out, about two years ago, I still get all of the latest updates for free. The equivalent Android 'superphones' of about the same age - Samsung Galaxy S, HTC Desire and Google Nexus One are not nearly as well supported.

Yawn, this is beyond getting old. Every week Apple gets a new product banned. Wish Judges were smarter as the one with the Apple vs Motorola case.

Samsung is a serious competitor with the Galaxy series phones. Apple cannot compete so they are suing to slow them down. Sad really...I used to respect Apple as a company due to the quality they produced. Some of their suits I agree with and some are just plain stupid. Competition is good and Apple needs to release this.

And this is my opinion.

Edited by techbeck, Jun 30 2012, 12:16am :

I don't think it's that Apple can't compete, they're just using some dirty tactics to harm competitors. Apple isn't the only company to have pulled stunts like this, although they seem to be doing it more than the others. It's yet another example of how the patent situation has become ridiculous.

Ledgem said,
I don't think it's that Apple can't compete, they're just using some dirty tactics to harm competitors. Apple isn't the only company to have pulled stunts like this, although they seem to be doing it more than the others. It's yet another example of how the patent situation has become ridiculous.

It's definitely the fact they can't compete. There's no other logicial reason for doing this crap.

Of course that assumes that there was any logic in this mess to start with.

I think this judge Lucy Koh works for Apple or something. - she keeps granting everthing other judges all over the world have blocked.

SHoTTa35 said,
I think this judge Lucy Koh works for Apple or something. - she keeps granting everthing other judges all over the world have blocked.

iJudge

SHoTTa35 said,
I think this judge Lucy Koh works for Apple or something. - she keeps granting everthing other judges all over the world have blocked.

Agreed, it's a mighty large coincidence.

SHoTTa35 said,
I think this judge Lucy Koh works for Apple or something. - she keeps granting everthing other judges all over the world have blocked.

Hipster starbucks drinkin judge..