Apple has filed for a preliminary injunction banning the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in the U.S., a report says.
The news comes from renowned patents observer Florian Mueller on a post on his blog Foss Patents.
According to Mueller, Apple filed for a preliminary injunction on the Galaxy Nexus on Thursday at the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
Furthermore, a new federal lawsuit was filed at the same time as the motion for a ban on the Samsung smartphone.
The Galaxy Nexus was launched by Google and Samsung in October.
It is only the third Nexus – or “Pure Android” – phone, a distinction given to handsets directly developed with the cooperation of Google and a handset manufacturer.
The Galaxy Nexus was also the first smartphone to be powered by the latest version of the Google-backed Android mobile operating system.
According to Mueller, Apple contends that the Galaxy Nexus should be banned from the U.S. because it violates four technologies it has patents on concerning “data tapping”, Siri, slide-to-unlock and touch input word-completion.