DID YOU KNOW THAT APPLE WON ANOTHER SALES BAN AGAINST SAMSUNG.
EOUL, South Korea -- An American judge orderedSamsung Electronics Co. to halt U.S. sales of its Galaxy Nexus smartphone while the court considersApple's(AAPL_) claim that the South Korean company infringed its patents.
In Apple's second victory in a week against Android devices, the U.S. District Court of Northern California said Friday that the Galaxy Nexus smartphone "likely" infringes four patents held by Apple Inc., including a patent used in the "Siri" voice-activated assistance available in the iPhone 4S.
"Apple has clearly shown that it is likely to suffer irreparable harm in the absence of preliminary injunctive relief," Judge Lucy Koh wrote in the ruling available online.
She ordered Apple to post a $96 million bond -- an estimated damage sustained by Samsung from the temporary sales ban -- in case the iPhone maker loses to Samsung in a later trial, scheduled for 2014. The sales ban in the United States will be effective immediately when Apple posts the bond.
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