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Samsung Ordered to Stop Selling Galaxy Tablet & Galaxy Nexus

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 by Sham Hardy on Flickr

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 by Sham Hardy on Flickr

In two separate orders last week, a federal judge ordered Samsung to stop selling its Galaxy Tablet 10.1 and Galaxy Nexus smartphone in the ongoing patent dispute between Apple and Samsung.

Apple has sued Samsung alleging that the Korean electronics company has infringed on various patents in its designs; Samsung also alleges patent violations by Apple.

Judge Lucy H. Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose division found that Apple had shown it would suffer irreparable harm without injunctions stopping Samsung from selling these products while the trial proceeds and also that Apple was likely to succeed on the merits of its case at trial.

Judge Koh did require, however, that Apple post bonds ($2.6 million in Galaxy Tab injunction and $96 million in the Galaxy Nexus injunction) to cover what Samsung would lose in sales during the time of the injunction should Apple end up losing the case.

There is speculation that Apple will also attempt to stop the sale of the Galaxy S III, Samsung’s new smartphone based on similar arguments.

Samsung is already appealing the ruling regarding the Galaxy Tab and will likely appeal the injunction regarding the Nexus as well.

For a good summary of what’s been happening in this case, check out this report at Bloomberg BusinessWeek:

Stay tuned, as trial on this case is set to begin in August.

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July 7th, 2012 at 8:22 am

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