Back in February Apple filed preliminary injunction on US sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus devices and the court now ruled, granting the motion and imposing a ban, at least for some time on temporarily basis. The motion was conclusively consist of four patents of which three of these patents were granted nearby in February. According to Dan Levine, Reuters legal reporter, the injunction focuses on Samsung’s infringement of US patent number 8,086,604 (embedded below), which covers searching multiple areas for information. The injunction could even affect after Apple posts a bond of around $96 million. Although Apple recently won an injunction on Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 earlier this week, but the Galaxy Nexus is more relevant company for the product and with this injunction, it would be more difficult for Samsung.
Google’s statement to The Verge: We’re disappointed with this decision, but we believe the correct result will be reached as more evidence comes to light.
Judge Koh has GRANTED Apple request for prelim injunction against Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone. Story TK
— Dan Levine (@FedcourtJunkie) June 29, 2012
Apple’s statement to The Verge: 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. 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.