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  • California Court Grants Apple Ban On Sale of Galaxy Nexus



    A California court granted Apple a preliminary injunction against Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus phone today, piling on an earlier decision to ban the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

    After a week filled with news surrounding Google’s I/O conference this injunction is a damper on an otherwise buzz-worthy week for Google, and their production partner Samsung. Judge Lucy Koh granted Apple’s request of a preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Nexus with the sales ban going into effect immediately after Apple pays the $96 million bond.

    Judge Koh cited U.S. Patent No. 8,086,604 which covers Siri voice commands and a unified search functionality. Other patents cited in the case include U.S. patents:

    • 8,086,604- “universal interface for retrieval of information in a computer system”
    • 8,074,172- “method, system and graphical user interface for providing word recommendations”
    • 8,046,721- The famous slide to unlock patent
    • 5,946,647- “system and method for performing an action on a structure in computer generated data.” This was previously used successfully against HTC in a case levied before the International Trade Commission.


    With Google’s flagship Android device off the shelves for the time being, it’ll be interesting how the Galaxy S III and other Android device sales are influenced by the devices absence as well as the iPhone. While the preliminary injunction is by no means a final verdict, it is possible Apple could see some sort of restitution in addition to the injunction as the trial advances.

    Source: AppleInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: California Court Grants Apple Ban On Sale of Galaxy Nexus started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 60 Comments
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      Quote Originally Posted by hapishyguy View Post
      This is too much. Its really too much. Someone from the govt. needs to find out who is Apple bribing to.... Seriously, this is not possible without high level contacts, lobbying, influence and above all BRIBE....
      Stop with your ******** please. This could not happen, unless they have legitimate grounds. You are not the expert, you are just a observer with biased comments. Apple only gets this much attention, is because people truly copy them and they have to resort to all these injunctions and lawsuits. If it was google, for example, and everyone literally ripped off their lines of code, and made a new OS, you think they wouldn't start suing?
    1. Slim J's Avatar
      Slim J -
      I agree. Apple has gotten really out of control with this patent war in between Samsung, HTC and Motorola. I say this is not about the patents, but Apple bullying and unfairly eliminating competition. Apple is starting a monopoly in the smartphone industry and I think something should be done about it.
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      Quote Originally Posted by Slim J View Post
      I agree. Apple has gotten really out of control with this patent war in between Samsung, HTC and Motorola. I say this is not about the patents, but Apple bullying and unfairly eliminating competition. Apple is starting a monopoly in the smartphone industry and I think something should be done about it.
      And how many Android's phone models do each of those companies make and flood the market with? YEAH!!!! And Apple makes??? 1??? Ya that's out of control.
    1. Pinoy's Avatar
      Pinoy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Slim J View Post
      I agree. Apple has gotten really out of control with this patent war in between Samsung, HTC and Motorola. I say this is not about the patents, but Apple bullying and unfairly eliminating competition. Apple is starting a monopoly in the smartphone industry and I think something should be done about it.
      How does apple have a monopoly on the smartphone market? They don't even have the top percentage of the market share? Nonsense!
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      Quote Originally Posted by Pinoy View Post
      How does apple have a monopoly on the smartphone market? They don't even have the top percentage of the market share? Nonsense!
      +1 Thanks again :P
    1. DaMan05's Avatar
      DaMan05 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Slimz View Post
      Apple is out of control. I'm sorry, but this is just ludicrous to think that Apple can control what is bought and sold. This week I happen to have a good friend who works for customs tell me they had to search and go through pallets of HTC products due to them not being allowed in the country because of Apple's patent war. One V's and EVO Design's were what they were digging through. It's out of control.
      Makes you wonder what those meetings between Apple CEOs and top US officials are for.

      Anything is possible. Having everyone use Apple mobile products would sure make work easier for big brother.
    1. Dark_Ninja's Avatar
      Dark_Ninja -
      Quote Originally Posted by Spazmonic View Post
      Just got mine at 12:35am order confirmed. Satisfied. WIN! Suck it!
      U get the SGS3? Where from?
    1. cloudxvii's Avatar
      cloudxvii -
      This is ******* stupid. I have an iPhone and love it. But I think the GNex is a good phone too, I was honestly considering the unlocked version as an alternative to my then-Gevey-unlocked phone. Since my iP4 was factory unlocked by ATT (I'm on Tmo), I continued using it.

      But this is ******* stupid. It makes me dislike Apple. They make good products, but they act like children. No one else can use slide to unlock? No one else can use word recommendations or whatever? Stupid.
    1. redapex's Avatar
      redapex -
      I have no problem with Apple going after what they see to be patent violations. What I do have a problem with is why wait until now to do it? Other devices have been using slide to unlock for a LONG time and to me this just looks like Apple trying to behead any potential threat now that their competitors are catching up. Can't find a way to breathe new life in iOS? Shut down the competition.
    1. rockyseay's Avatar
      rockyseay -
      Quote Originally Posted by Carvensno View Post
      Any of you remember the mid 90's what MS did to Apple that caused Apple to lose Millions of $$$$$$$$$$$$$. Yes i know that Apple got the software from Xerox and all of that. Sorry but if someone took my improved idea of the GUI OS? I'd be protecting any future products too. Apple learned that playing nice with other companies only leads to betrayal. So???? No more Mr. nice guy! LMAO :P
      Microsoft kept Apple from going bankrupt and loaned then money. Oh yea, the killed poor little Apple. They should have let them asswhips go under.
      M
    1. takenlife's Avatar
      takenlife -
      You guys in terms that are complaining about lawsuit, Apple going overboard, and complaining not buying their products are pathetic.
      Like that one of the commenters said. I would do anything of my power to protect what I designed. I will not let no person to steal my idea or use it without permission, because the real thieves are Samsung. They got away with it in other countries, I would be concerned much more if they landed in my home territory. Apple did the right thing.
    1. Spazmonic's Avatar
      Spazmonic -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Ninja View Post
      U get the SGS3? Where from?
      No, I ordered a Galaxy Nexus as soon as I read this.
    1. Dark_Ninja's Avatar
      Dark_Ninja -
      Quote Originally Posted by Spazmonic View Post
      No, I ordered a Galaxy Nexus as soon as I read this.
      Oh I traded my i4 for one last year. An awesome device and ICS is dope but I bet JB is even better. I'm thinking of springing for the SGS3 or waiting for the new WP8 devices.

      Quote Originally Posted by TechnoUniversity View Post
      Microsoft kept Apple from going bankrupt and loaned then money. Oh yea, the killed poor little Apple. They should have let them asswhips go under.
      M
      I said this exact thing on another topic. Apple wouldnt be here if it wasn't for MS. So FO!
    1. Eonhpi's Avatar
      Eonhpi -
      Shut up about this apple sue this Samsung sue this BS !!
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      Didn't micorosoft have the first smart phone with slide to unlock? Also didn't android have the voice to text feature before iOS 5 was even close to being released. Apple is out of control but hey they have their fanboys to support them I guess.
    1. Slimz's Avatar
      Slimz -
      If Samsung was an American based company, does this judge still grand these injunctions?

      I seriously doubt it. That's the problem with it.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by MaStA819 View Post
      I've already decided that I will never buy another Apple product because of their ridiculous lawsuits and because they want too much power over what people do on their own devices.
      Lol, one person steps out, 5 more take your place!

      Quote Originally Posted by Pinoy View Post
      At the end of the day if there are legit copyright infringements then apple did nothing wrong! Why wouldn't they pursue stopping them. That's why they had stuff patented. These other guys are well aware of what those things are so if they choose to implement those protected features this is the price they pay. If apples accusations had no Merritt it would be thrown out.
      Exactly! All these people complaining about Apple being a monopoly or a tyrant because they stood up to protect their patents would do the same thing if they had patents that were being violated. If a government official thinks there may be some patent infringement going on here then Apple has every right to pursue a ban. Google, Microsoft, Samsung etc would do the same thing.
    1. rockyseay's Avatar
      rockyseay -
      Quote Originally Posted by takenlife View Post
      You guys in terms that are complaining about lawsuit, Apple going overboard, and complaining not buying their products are pathetic.
      Like that one of the commenters said. I would do anything of my power to protect what I designed. I will not let no person to steal my idea or use it without permission, because the real thieves are Samsung. They got away with it in other countries, I would be concerned much more if they landed in my home territory. Apple did the right thing.
      And how much stuff has Apple ripped off from Android? You do t see Google around suing the hell out of them. In the long run, Apple will go down for trying to be a monopoly. And do you know, I have Apple products and I enjoy them, I just hate all this suing bull.
    1. amoamare's Avatar
      amoamare -
      8,086,604- “universal interface for retrieval of information in a computer system”
      8,074,172- “method, system and graphical user interface for providing word recommendations”
      8,046,721- The famous slide to unlock patent
      5,946,647- “system and method for performing an action on a structure in computer generated data.” This was previously used successfully against HTC in a case levied before the International Trade Commission.

      Going to point this out.

      First there is no slide to unlock on the device - So that patent fails.
      Second of all THIS IS 100% ALL SOFTWARE BASED PATENTS THAT THEY ARE TRYING TO BAN THE DEVICE WITH.

      If this was truly the case where A$$LE was trying to protect there intellect they would have gone after Jellybean as a whole meaning the OS it self, sense the Nexus 4G runs a STOCK version of Android Jellybean.

      This has nothing to do with the hardware, APPLE now referred to ******* idiot company is doing nothing but fearing a device that may potentially make them loose sales, so they target 1 device. Not Android as whole which proves that this idiot of company is simply getting a ban on devices because they are better then the iPhone hands down, this is a fact. They have there hands in somone's pocket, this isn't about protecting there company intellect, it's about monopolizing the industry.

      All of you apple fan boys want to say something about what I just said by all means do so because you are all idiots as well.

      I would do anything of my power to protect what I designed. I will not let no person to steal my idea or use it without permission
      Yep he did all that he could, nothing.
    1. Dark_Ninja's Avatar
      Dark_Ninja -
      Can I just make a point here? Apple does know how to make a nice device, they know how to make a nice OS. But they are not the first to do everything (contrary to popular belief). They do not like good competition, that's a fact. Android is making a big boom and Apple doesnt like it.