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Apple Gets Order Blocking Nexus Sales In U.S.

The Samsung Nexus smartphone is being blocked for sale in America by a U.S. court.

June 30, 2012– Apple has won a court order that blocks Samsung Electronics from selling it’s Nexus smartphone in the U.S. The victory by Apple was the second important ruling it garnered in the U.S. this week in the global dispute between the companies over patents.

The ruling by Judge Lucy Koh from the U.S. District court in San Jose, California followed her order on June 26 blocking sales in the U.S. of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 by Samsung. In her ruling, Koh said that although Samsung will be harmed by the withdrawal of its products from the marketplace before all the merits are determined following a full trial, the harm that Apple faced without an injunction is far greater. She also said that Apple had presented a very strong case on enforcing patent rights.

The two companies are the world’s largest makers of high-end smartphones and have accused one another of copying technology and designs for their electronic devices. Currently the two are battling patent lawsuits on four different continents to keep their dominance in the global smartphone marketplace that is worth over $219 billion.

Analysts said the two rulings this week against Samsung would cause the world’s biggest seller of mobile phones a number of problems. The company accounts for over 29% of the global shipments of smartphones, with Apple second with a share of just over 24%.

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