Last week, we reported that a U.S. judge granted Apple’s request for preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. However, this week, we saw Samsung responding back by making an appeal to uplift the ban, saying that Apple cannot prove that its own market share is damaged. Well, just today, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has rejected Samsung’s request to lift a pre-trial injunction against sales of its Galaxy Nexus phone. This is the second loss for the South Korean tech giant this week.
Yesterday, Judge Koh also rejected a similar request to lift a ban on the Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1. Reuters noted that the district court is not the last chance for Samsung to get the injunctions lifted since the company has also sent an appeal to the federal courts in Washington which has exclusive jurisdiction over intellectual property disputes. As mentioned before, Apple was asked by the court to post a $95 million bond to secure payments of any damages sustained by Samsung, should the injunction be considered a “wrongful decision” later.