Samsung and Google are taking a beating from Apple this week. The iPhone maker just won an injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, after having already blocked the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 earlier this week.
Apple and Samsung have long been fighting in an intellectual property war, in a number of courts across the world. But today marked another huge win for Apple. As All Things D notes, the Galaxy Nexus is the phone given to developers at Google I/O this past week to test out its latest mobile operating system Jelly Bean. The ban will go into full effect once Apple forks over $95.6 to protect Samsung from damages if the trail swings in the electronics manufacturer’s favor.
And it shouldn’t be too long until Apple posts the bond. The company quickly did so to complete an injunction against The Galaxy Tab 10.1. It posted a $2.6 million bond on Thursday, enabling the courts to officially enforce a block of sales against the tablet, which Apple believes is a rip off of its iPad.
Apple said in a statement: “It’s no coincidence that Samsung’s latest products look a lot like the iPhone and iPad, from the shape of the hardware to the user interface and even the packaging. This kind of blatant copying is wrong and, as we’ve said many times before, we need to protect Apple’s intellectual property when companies steal our ideas.”
Apple and Samsung will fight it out in court, where four patents have been called into question.
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