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Apple wins preliminary injunction on Samsung GALAXY Nexus, can aim for Samsung Galaxy S III next

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Apple wins preliminary injunction on Samsung GALAXY Nexus, can aim for Samsung Galaxy S III next
Judge Lucy Koh of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California has issued a preliminary injunction against the Samsung GALAXY Nexus, giving Apple what it requested. The Cupertino based firm accused Samsung of infringing on four of its patents in the production of the phone and will have to post a bond of nearly $96 million to get the injunction to take effect. A patent involving Siri and unified search, one of the four that Samsung allegedly infringed upon, met the legal requirements allowing the Judge to order the injunction.
"Accordingly, Apple has shown that it is likely to succeed on the merits at trial in its claims that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus infringes claims 18, 19, and 27 of the '172 [autocorrect] Patent."-Judge Lucy Koh
The scary thing for Samsung is that Apple can now set its sights on the Samsung Galaxy S III. Apple was going to add the extremely popular device to this case, as there are two patents involved with the GALAXY Nexus that Apple thinks can stick in court, including the '604 Siri patent. Apple does have a tough decision to make. If it decides to ask for a preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy S III, it will have to postpone the trial of the first lawsuit against Samsung. However, a motion over one patent wouldn't take too long and we would imagine that Apple would relish the opportunity to get sales of the sizzling hot Samsung Galaxy S III halted, even if only temporarily.
"The Court is persuaded by the evidence in the record that the ’604 unified search functionality drives consumer demand in a way that affects substantial market share. Even accepting Samsung's argument that the intelligent voice-recognition aspect of Siri, as advertised, also contributes to consumer interest in the iPhone 4S, Apple has shown that the '604 Patented feature is core to Siri's functionality and is thus a but-for driver of demand for Siri. Accordingly, the Court finds that Apple has adequately established the requisite causal nexus between Samsung's alleged infringement of the '604 Patent and Apple’s risk of suffering irreparable harm."
source: FOSSPatents

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posted on 29 Jun 2012, 18:47 51

1. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 222; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)


Long live the Galaxy Nexus!!!

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 19:04 4

12. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


You don't understand! Jack-booted thugs are going to kick down your door any minute and wrench your 6 month old nexus out of your hands!

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 19:55 7

37. Birds (Posts: 1164; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


I got his back!!! I got talons!! And my Xperia S has a built in light saber. lol

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 19:59 9

40. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


kill it kill it kill it

virus.... rooten deadly lethal fruit....

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 21:40 7

75. mandkeee (Posts: 82; Member since: 27 Feb 2009)


yes~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ go apple....

android is garbage..`~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 22:48 18

101. MARKSPEAR77 (Posts: 40; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)


your apple was garbage too...

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 23:11 1

108. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


when u start using any android fone then u ll say against k.r.apple.

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 10:08

278. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


man..! You are a Garbage, some really rotten one..!!
Maybe a Rotten Apple

D**k

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 19:56 2

260. The_Godfather (Posts: 187; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


When you look at iOS you can easily make out that they are using all of the features from different mobile OS like Android, Windows, Web OS, RIM, Symbian and Meego.
I believe all these companies should come up together and sue Apple for their patents. I just want to say one thing that Apple got scare and they can see their dark future in the next few months because of the release of Google Nexus 7, Windows phone 8, Windows Surface and many other cool devices which are not based on dead icons and are not similar to their s**tty iOS.

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 18:48 33

2. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


"Can aim for SIII next" like you are rooting for this ridiculousness.. Live and let live, not sue and remove all competition... iSad :/

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 19:02 30

10. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


For a company so loved.. why are you so hated? Because of crap like this... You're aim is to control everything including not having competitors products on the market. Forcing those not in the herd to clan up. Not gonna happen, no matter how many silly little bans you receive. Companies will rise up and seek to destroy you even more with moves like this.

Sorry Apple your popularity is only going down. Your reign is coming to an end. Google Android OS is real. A real threat to you and MS but you don't see MS throwing temper tantrums suing left and right. Grow up and realize capitalism is America's way of life where choice reigns supreme.

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 19:24 6

20. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


in the meantime stock continue to rise and receving awards for innovation. and being a great company.. google it if you dont believe me

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 19:30 39

25. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Because of all the brain-dead pre-pubescent teenage girls that buy a white iPhone and a pink case.
That includes you, gallitoking.

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 21:48 4

78. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


it could be that everyone even the experts handling the awards year after year. thats the dumb answer or we can just admit that Apple has done as a company something only a few have done...i dont know but you just called every Apple consumer brain dead.. hope you know how smart you just sounded

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 06:08 7

141. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Every girl at my school has an Apple device. The parents either have Apple devices (from the girl telling them how "great" it was) or an Android (from personally being an intelligent consumer).
It's ALL A TREND. You still don't get it. People get what is most popular. The awards are given for what is most popular. What is popular? The stupid, simple iPhone. Thus Apple gets lots of money.
EVERYONE that bothers to do research knows Android can do more and is better than the iPhone.
Android couldn't have copied iOS because it is better than iOS. One is s**tty, the other is awesome. DEFINITELY not the same things.

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 13:52

280. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


so.. people buy Android because they are mostly free with a 2 year agreement, they dont care about Android.. they just want a free phone.. so we can assume most of Android consumer dont know about Amdroid..? but you wont admitt to that right?

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 20:54 1

269. MacInTexas (Posts: 8; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


So they can design a phone : kudos to theFruit for that even as they CHOOSE to Rape consumers with a 74% profit per device. So sad that they could Still enjoy a 47% Pure Profit if they CHOSE to support their own Country with Real American Jobs but no, they go for the EXCESSIVE Profits instead of helping their fellow citizens and Still Reap Record Profits. TheFruit is Anti-America by Choosing this route.
1. Anti America
2. Sues Others over "theft" then turns right around and does the same with ios 5 ( and 6 as previews show )
3. Has the Highest Paid Legal Staff
4. Anti Capitalism
5. COULD Help America BUT Chooses Profit over Benefit

TheFruit is digging their grave as we speak.
While Android OS continues to climb ( now at 61% up from 58% 1st Quarter ) theFruit is Stagnant at 28% (as per Quarter 2, 2012 and actually Down from the 31% share from Q4 2011).
Am i surprised to see them Suing right & left ? Actully, yes. TheFruit USED to be a Highly Responsible & Respected company. Is theFruit Doomed? No, But they're Shooting Themselves straight in the foot with all the "goodwill" they're spreading. Already 2 of my fruit toting friends have vowed to never upgrade or get Any Fruit products ever again and these 2 are Not Alone : theFruit will not see any noticeable growth in their SmartPhone arena if it doesn't actually Shrink (as is already happening in Europe).
I only Pity this company now as they've ditched All Reason in the pursuit of more Profit over its' now outdated phone.

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 10:11

279. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


and maybe you know how dumb you sounded.!!
Do you?? Very doubtful!!

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 09:25 2

169. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


I didn't know gallitoking was a girl Non_Sequitur

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 11:03 5

189. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


Gallito a teenage girl?!?!?

Well that explains the lack of English skills. ;)

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 19:59 1

261. The_Godfather (Posts: 187; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Non_Sequitur:- Very true brother..even they don't know how to operate it they just want to hold a device which they think looks cool.. That white iPhone looks so gay.....:p

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 19:34 6

28. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1173; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)


Based on the charts they will not be high for long....5th wave top will happen then be ready for the fall. I chart stocks and can tell you it will fall. If you don't believe me look at the post that said a trader said apple will pull back to 545-565, and I said more like 525.00 and it did. It will retrace after tge years end if not before.

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 19:45 10

35. LOLpple (banned) (Posts: 86; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


I....don't even have the energy. Retarded person, brain washed sheep, etc etc

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 20:01 2

42. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


true alien zombies from lalaland...

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 19:57 1

38. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


and u support them. as a person i feel sorry
for u. there us no sympathy and dignity honur
or pride in u as a human. do u have a hart mind and a soul.

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 20:01 3

41. chadrick0814 (Posts: 209; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


Apple just said that the galaxy nexus is causing them "irreparable harm" in order to get the injunction. Google it....or just look above.

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 21:15 4

70. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Which IMO makes Apple look even more ridiculous....they arent losing any money or marketshare from all the 'copying'...

Its amazing tho...I do hope every manfacture just comes with a unique way for the same thing...then Apple can go off in peace and leave them be.

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 21:50 3

80. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


wow for a minute I thought my comment was dumb but then i read the responses and I feel better now..

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 21:56 3

81. CupZ83 (Posts: 18; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


you forgot Obama's and his cronies are in charge so capitalism if it even exists anymore is all but long gone soon my friend :( :'( :*(

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 06:11 2

142. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Hopefully a businessman like Romney will step in and lower the huge f**king debt in our country.

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