Apple’s Plea Against Samsung Galaxy Nexus Granted by Court
Apple’s plea in court to restrain Samsung from selling the Samsung Galaxy Nexus has been granted. The A U.S. district court had just issued a ruling that the device does infringe patents, in particular United States Patent 8,086,604 also called multi-source searching owned by two California-based Apple inventors. Multi-source searching is a feature of Siri that looks for various sources of information once prompted. It is also found on many of today’s Android devices.
According to Apple’s plea, Samsung is guilty of infringing three other patents such as the slide to unlock feature, word suggestions, as well as link actions. These concerns had already been addressed with the coming of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but Apple is nonetheless taking issue.
The decision comes just at the close of the 2012 Google I/O developers conference. Google, for those who do not know, is Samsung’s partner company in developing the Galaxy Nexus smartphone, so the court injunction is highly relevant for the Mountain View company.
Meanwhile, the trial for the actual case will start during the latter part of July, so the injunction might be brief. If Apple triumphs in the case, Samsung and Google will be forever barred from selling the device in the U.S. On the other hand, if Samsung wins, the injunction will be lifted. Moreover, Apple has to pay fees for the damages that Samsung sustained. For its part, Google has not made an official statement on the matter.
via android police