Samsung will have to hold back sales of its Galaxy Nexus smartphone in the U.S. due to a California court injunction spearheaded by Apple. The same federal court Friday afternoon passed on the injunction after issuing a Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction earlier this week.
According to Reuters, Apple needs to post a US$96 million bond to set the injunction into motion. The bond will be for any sustained damages that Samsung will acquire if the injunction is later determined as mistakenly ordered.
The Friday ruling revolves around U.S. Patent 8,086,604, a patent filed by Apple in 2004 and covers a user interface (UI) for conveniently acquiring information from a computer system.
Earlier that day, the same court had several rulings on other areas of the legal skirmish between both companies.
Judge Koh finds Apple not guilty of infringing U.S. Patent 7,362,867, which covers the scrambling system used in 3G cellular communications. Samsung claimed that Apple breached the patent with the latter’s iPhones and iPads. One argument focused on the proposed meaning of “scrambling codes”.
The court, however, rejected Apple’s petitions to invalidate two claims, namely U.S. Patents 7,456,893 and 7,577,460. “The Court is not persuaded by Apple’s arguments,” Judge Koh jotted down in her conclusions on the second patent.