Apple wins block of Samsung smartphone sales in US
A judge granted Apple's request for an injunction blocking US sales of Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphones made in collaboration with Google to challenge the iPhone.
Friday's ruling by US District Court Judge Lucy Koh was the second victory for California-based Apple this week in a fierce and complex patent war with the South Korean consumer electronics giant.
On Tuesday, the same judge barred the sale of Samsung's new Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer, saying that Apple had presented "a strong case" for the injunction.
Samsung vowed Saturday to "take all available measures" to fight the decision.
"Samsung is disappointed, as the court's ruling will restrict American consumer choice in the smartphone market," said the world's largest smartphone maker in a statement.
7-22-2012Appeals Court Won't Stay Injunction on Galaxy Tab Sales
A federal appeals court Thursday refused to lift a preliminary injunction that banned sales of Samsung Electronics Co.'s Galaxy Tab 10.1 touchscreen tablet computer at the request of Apple Inc.
U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, Calif., issued the injunction last month after finding Apple had made a strong case that Samsung violated its design patent.
The patent describes the front, back and sides of a device that looks similar to Apple's iPad tablet computer.
The preliminary injunction bars Samsung from making or selling the tablet computer, or any similar device, in the U.S.