Apple wins pre-trial injunction against Galaxy Nexus in US

Just days after Google announced a price cut for Galaxy Nexus in its Play Store, a US judge granted Apple a pre-trial injunction against the sale of Galaxy Nexus phone.  This is the second legal victory for Apple against Samsung in a week.

Yesterday’s decision by Judge Lucy Koh comes days after she also slapped a pre-trial ban on sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 also. (Both in United States)

“Apple has made a clear showing that, in the absence of a preliminary injunction, it is likely to lose substantial market share in the smartphone market and to lose substantial downstream sales of future smartphone purchases and tag-along products,” Judge Koh said in Friday’s ruling

“We will take all available measures, including legal action, to ensure the Galaxy Nexus remains available to consumers,” Samsung noted in statement.

Judge Koh has also scheduled a hearing on Monday to consider whether to put the Galaxy Nexus injunction on hold pending appeal.

Apple has to post a bond of more than $95 million as a condition of the injunction, in case the injunction is considered wrong in later part of the trial.  The injunction order shall become effective upon posting of the bond.

Inputs from Reuters


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