Samsung Nexus smartphone banned in the US

Macworld Australia Staff
2 July, 2012
View more articles fromthe author
AAA
News

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.

 

@Stewart_JL

Leave a Comment

Please keep your comments friendly on the topic.

Contact us
x
Sign up to the Macworld Australia newsletter

Receive the latest:

  • Apple news directly to your inbox
  • Features, opinion, tips and tricks
  • Information on the tools that will run your business more efficiently

Sign up now!
X


Sign up to the newsletter