Reuters reports that Apple has won a preliminary injunction against Samsung that could result in banning of Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus smartphone sales in the US. This is the second major legal win for Apple this week following the legal ban imposed on the sales of Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. This preliminary injunction won by Apple is a result of the case that Apple filed against Samsung accusing the company of patent violations. Recently both companies have been in a legal battle against each other in several parts of the world including Australia and Germany.
“Apple has made a clear showing that, in the absence of a preliminary injunction, it is likely to lose substantial market share in the smartphone market and to lose substantial downstream sales of future smartphone purchases and tag-along products,” Judge Koh said in Friday’s ruling.
According to Apple, Samsung’s Android powered Galaxy Nexus smartphone violates a patent Apple holds on unified searches in Siri.
The case isn’t very simple at the moment, as Apple has been ordered to post a bond of more than $95 million before the injunction could become effective. This bond money will be awarded to Samsung if Apple loses the case after the trial. Samsung is yet to file an appeal against court’s decision.
Getting Galaxy Nexus banned in the US will be a major win for Apple, and a major blow to Samsung and Google, as Galaxy Nexus is the flagship Android Nexus product of Google.