As it became known today, Apple's lawyers managed to achieve a preliminary ban on the sale of the popular South Korean smartphone Samsung Galaxy Nexus in the United States. The decision is related to possible violations of patent law. Recall that last week a similar court decision was made regarding the Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet.
As with the previous and current sales order, Judge Lucy Koh issued the order. The violations are related to 4 patents owned by Tim Cook, in particular the 647th patent, according to which Apple previously managed to win a case against the Taiwanese company HTC, the 721st patent on slide-to-unlock screen unlocking. And also the 172nd and 604th patents.
As far as it became known, the violation of the company's rights under the 604th patent to use the unified search system was the reason for Apple's lawsuit against a competitor.
According to the FOSS Patents blog, “Apple and its lawyers convinced Judge Koch that the Galaxy Nexus was likely infringing on all four patents, and thus insisted on a preliminary ban on the sale of the smartphone. The company has previously won lawsuits to protect its rights to unified search technology, which includes the voice assistant Siri."
The judgment will take effect as soon as Apple issues a promissory note worth close to $ 96 million. This money will go to Samsung as compensation if the latter wins the case in court.
Obviously, the Korean company will appeal this court verdict. Judge Koch is also expected to consider Samsung's appeal against the ruling to ban sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 soon.
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