U.S Judge grants Temporary Injunction on Galaxy Nexus
Apple had first asked for a preliminary injunction on US sales of Samsung Galaxy Nexus devices back in February, the court has now ruled for imposing a temporary ban on the sale of Galaxy Nexus.
This injunction focuses on the Samsung’s infringement of US patent number 8,086,604. This patent mainly covers searching multiple areas for information on a device through a single interface and using plurality of heuristic algorithms corresponding to the search area to cut it short the ’604 patent covers core voice and search functionality.
This ruling prevents Samsung from selling the Galaxy Nexus or any other product that is “no more than colorably different” that infirnges the Apple patent in question.
“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,” Apple said. “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.”
Google’s spokesperson said:
“We’re disappointed with this decision, but we believe the correct result will be reached as more evidence comes to light.”
This is really bad for Google as its they have recently given out Galaxy Nexus devices to those who attended the Google I/O recently. Also the Galaxy Nexus is their flagship device running Ice Cream Sandwich and now will be the first one to get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.