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|Apple Wants the Galaxy Nexus Banned!|
|Posted by Nick G.|
|Sunday, 12 February 2012 20:48|
In the words of George Takei, "Oh my!" Yes, Apple really has been fighting a long, arduous war in the courts these past few months, but now they're setting their sights here at home. It was revealed that Apple actually intends to halt the Nexus, here in the U.S., from being sold. More news to follow as it comes.
"Apple's patent battle against Samsung is taking a break from the German courts and returning stateside for a complaint that targets the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the first phone to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Apple is asking for a preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Nexus.
As noted by Apple Insider, the motion filed by Apple in California district court last week focuses on four patents that cover "data tapping," Siri and unified search, slide-to-unlock technology, and word completion for touch screens.
In a blog post, patent blogger Florian Mueller said the patents in question "are the patent equivalent of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse."
Of the four patents in question, three were issued recently. "Their numbers start with an '8,' and the eight millionth U.S. patent was issued in September 2011," he wrote.
The fourth one is the "data tapping" patent and that "should be a slam dunk," Mueller said since Apple already prevailed on that patent with the International Trade Commission (ITC) in a suit against HTC.
The ITC is "a notoriously difficult forum where only about 1 out of 20 smartphone-related patents is deemed violated," Mueller said, so it's likely Apple will also be victorious in California district court, he speculated."
Source: PC Magazine