Back in February, Apple requested a ban of Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus, and the U.S court ruled in Apple’s favor today and granted the Cupertino company a preliminary injunction on the device.
Apple claims the Galaxy Nexus infringes on patents for actionable linking, multi-source searching, slide-to-unlock, and touch screen word suggestion.
Apple and the court’s main focus was on patent 8,086,604 for multi-source searching, also known as Siri on Apple’s devices. Apple says this patent applies to unified text search as well, not just voice.
For the preliminary injunction to begin, Apple must first post a bond of around $96 million. This bond is for damages should Samsung prove it did not infringe on the aforementioned patents.
This comes on the heels of the same judge, Lucy Koh, granting Apple a preliminary injunction on Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1.