Samsung is not having a very good time of late. In addition to securing an injunction against Samsung’s 10.1″ Galaxy Tab, Apple on Friday was awarded a preliminary injunction against Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus handset in the ongoing legal action between the two companies.
California’s Judge Lucy Koh, who granted the previous injunction, granted the ban on Galaxy Nexus handsets based on four patents with one of them, “A means of searching multiple databases and sources for data”, reportedly being the deciding factor in granting the injunction.
“Apple has made a clear showing that, in the absence of a preliminary injunction, it is likely to lose substantial market share in the smartphone market and to lose substantial downstream sales of future smartphone purchases and tag-along products.”
Samsung filed an appeal against the injunction yesterday, arguing that the injunction is “inconsistent with the Federal Circuit’s directive that market share losses must be substantial.”