Samsung Nexus smartphone banned in the US

Macworld Australia Staff
2 July, 2012
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Samsung has been dealt another blow by Apple, with its Galaxy Nexus smartphone banned from sale in the US just days after its Galaxy tablet was banned.

US District Court Judge Lucy Koh accepted Apple’s request for an injunction against the sale of the South Korean tech company’s smartphone, concluding “Apple has shown a likelihood of establishing both infringement and validity.”

Last week Samsung filed for an appeal against Judge Koh’s decision to ban the sale of Samsung’s tablet in the US, citing “the injunction will cause Samsung significant harm due to impaired relationships with customers and carriers, while causing no demonstrable injury to Apple,” Samsung argued in its filing.

The injunction on Samsung’s Nexus smartphone, built in collaboration with Google and running its Android operating software, won’t go into effect until Apple posts a bond of $US95.6 million in the event Samsung wins the patent case according to The Australian.

Samsung and Google were “disappointed” with the outcome but Apple contends it is defending its intellectual property.



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