A judge in California has blocked US sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus smartphones while the court decides on the firm’s patent dispute with Apple.
US District Judge Lucy Koh said Apple “has shown a likelihood of establishing both infringement and validity”. Earlier this week, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the US until the case was resolved. Apple would have to post bonds of nearly $100m (£64m) to enforce the rare pre-trial injunctions.
The bonds serve to secure payment of damages sustained by Samsung should it win the cases.
Samsung, the South Korean electronics giant, said it was “disappointed” by Friday’s decision.
“We will take all available measures, including legal action, to ensure the Galaxy Nexus remains available to consumers,” it said in a statement.
Tommy’s Insert – So Apple is angry Samsung wants to be like them and said, “Uh uh girl, you gotta pay for this make-up.”
- Samsung Galaxy Nexus banned in US (bbc.co.uk)
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