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American Judge Lucy Koh dealt a second blow to Samsung Electronics ordering a ban in the US on its Galaxy Nexus smartphones.
The ruling follows a previous ban on Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 earlier this week making it Apple’s second victory against Android in less than a month.
Android is an open source mobile operating system created by Google, it was previously reported the late Steve Jobbs had vowed to use every penny of Apple’s earnings to bring down Android.
Previously Judge Koh wrote, “Although Samsung has a right to compete, it does not have a right to compete unfairly, by flooding the market with infringing products,” as she ruled Apple’s victory over the Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Koh had formerly denied the ban against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 although accepting Samsung had infringed on Apple’s patents with its tablet she said it wasn’t enough to harm Apple’s sales of its tablets.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit had then requested Koh review her case as Apple had enough going on to request for the ban.
Apple was asked to post $2.6 million bond in damages in case Samsung managed to win the case later on, it was reported Apple had already posted the bond.
U.S. District Court of Northern California granted Apple its second victory ordering Samsung to stop the sales of its Galaxy Nexus phone in the US.
The Galaxy Nexus phone was created on partnership between Google and Samsung and was released to U.S. markets in December 2011.
“Apple has clearly shown that it is likely to suffer irreparable harm in the absence of preliminary injunctive relief,” Judge Lucy Koh said.
The Galaxy Nexus was found to infringe on four of Apple’s patents.
Koh ordered Apple to post a $96 million bond for damages that Samsung may face in case they managed to overturn the case that has been scheduled for 2014.
Samsung reported they were disappointed with the ruling and will take all necessary measures to bring a change to the ruling.
Reuters reported Samsung spokesperson Nam Ki-yung as saying, “We are currently working closely with Google to resolve this matter, as the patent in question concerns Google’s unified search function.”
“Samsung will continue to take all available measures, including legal action to ensure the Galaxy Nexus remains available to consumers,” Ki-yung said.
It is important to note the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is Samsung's older version of its 10 inch tablet, since then Samsung had released the Galaxy Tab 10.2Last Mod: 30 Haziran 2012, 16:49