Earlier today, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh granted Apple’s request for preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, giving Apple its second huge win this week following Judge Koh’s decision on Monday to halt the sales of all Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets in the U.S. Judge Koh previously denied Apple’s injunction request on the 10.1-inch tablet and other Galaxy smartphones, however, federal appeals court reportedly instructed Koh to reconsider Apple’s request. Reuters noted that Apple’s two legal victories this week is significant since pre-trial injunctions are rarely granted.
This was true last week when Apple’s other injunction request against Motorola was denied by Judge Richard Posner of the Chicago federal court. “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,” Judge Koh said. Furthermore, the court ordered Apple to post a bond reported to be more than $95 million in order to secure payments for damages to Samsung, given that the South Korean tech giant is rendered not culpable, and should the decision be deemed wrong.
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