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Google Can Resume Sale of Galaxy Nexus For Now

By - Source: Bloomberg | B 19 comments

Samsung has won an immediate stay on the Galaxy Nexus injunction, but the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is still banned in the States.

Bloomberg reports that Samsung Electronics and Google can resume sales of the recently-banned Galaxy Nexus smartphone at least until next week. The U.S. Court of Appeals issued a temporary stay of the ban on the smartphone on Friday until Apple responds on July 12 by 5 p.m. Eastern. Notice of the order was posted on the court's website.

The news arrives after Google pushed out a quick patch that addresses the patent infringement issue relating to universal search. Apple claimed this feature -- just one out of four -- violates U.S. Patent 8,086,604 which covers unified search functionality. Now instead of searching multiple sources, the phone can only search the internet.

As for the Galaxy Tab 10.1, the appeals court's Motions Panel denied the immediate stay request for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 without further comment, thus the gadget remains banned in the States. Apple has been ordered to respond to the federal motions to stay by July 12 at 12 p.m. Eastern.

After the two gadgets were banned last week, Samsung appealed the preliminary injunctions to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. It also asked Judge Lucy Koh to stay both injunctions pending appeal or, in the alternative, until the Federal Circuit decides on a stay. Judge Koh denied both motions on Monday and Tuesday.

However on Friday morning, Samsung asked the Federal Circuit for immediate stays for both injunctions pending the Federal Circuit's decision on a stay pending appeal. As indicated, Samsung was denied the tablet stay, but is now allowed to sell the smartphone until Apple's response next week.

Currently the Galaxy Nexus is still listed as "coming soon" on Google Play.

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    sykozis , July 8, 2012 1:43 AM
    jojesaWhat is the difference between Apple and the Mafia?

    The Mafia is more honest....
  • 21 Hide
    user 18 , July 7, 2012 11:05 PM
    Can I just patent innovation? It seems like the easiest way to make money.
  • 13 Hide
    mcd023 , July 7, 2012 10:26 PM
    so, apple has forbidden the nexus to search multiple sources within itself? or that and the internet? really?
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  • 13 Hide
    Kami3k , July 7, 2012 10:05 PM
    Glad the U.S. Court of Appeals has some intelligence among it's judges.
  • 8 Hide
    memadmax , July 7, 2012 10:22 PM
    Why is this even in the courts in the first place?
    Oh, it's because Google is behind on payments to Apple for "protection".....
  • 13 Hide
    mcd023 , July 7, 2012 10:26 PM
    so, apple has forbidden the nexus to search multiple sources within itself? or that and the internet? really?
  • 12 Hide
    killerclick , July 7, 2012 10:34 PM
    Soon, corporations will patent everything that can theoretically be done one day and then hold off implementing the patent for as long as they want.
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    becherovka , July 7, 2012 10:46 PM
    silly stuff, its not like there isnt a widget for that.
  • 21 Hide
    user 18 , July 7, 2012 11:05 PM
    Can I just patent innovation? It seems like the easiest way to make money.
  • 5 Hide
    bawss , July 7, 2012 11:41 PM
    Why don't Google just patent the whole search thing and then sue the sh1t out of Apple?
  • 9 Hide
    jojesa , July 8, 2012 12:06 AM
    What is the difference between Apple and the Mafia?
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    AznCracker , July 8, 2012 12:36 AM
    I shall patent the technique of breathing
  • 21 Hide
    sykozis , July 8, 2012 1:43 AM
    jojesaWhat is the difference between Apple and the Mafia?

    The Mafia is more honest....
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    AusVip3r , July 8, 2012 5:37 AM
    The way the US operates with all these patent infringment cases and there trigger happy nature of suing for everything under the sun is an absolute joke. America is viewed as such a messed up country by all and this is just 1 of the many reasons. Also to show how stupid this injunction/case is. How can 1 company be targeted when my HTC Sensation XE has this exact feature right now, as do many other phones out there. Apple has no right to claim an unoriginal concept as there own.
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    mcvf , July 8, 2012 10:01 AM
    jojesaWhat is the difference between Apple and the Mafia?

    Mafia takes your money at gun point.
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    jojesa , July 8, 2012 2:10 PM
    I know a way around the Universal Search patent:
    Global Search patent.
    Global interface for retrieval of information in a computer system within the planet Earth.
    Abstract:
    This “invention” provides access to items of data contained in our planet Earth related to whatever input from any device by a user, using any technique or algorithms and displaying information for retrieval. The search engine could list relevant, irrelevant or whatever information that is available.
    I do not need to search the universe...at least for now.
    Let Apple search the universe...maybe they will find the planet they came from...and leave.
  • 1 Hide
    freggo , July 8, 2012 11:10 PM
    jojesaWhat is the difference between Apple and the Mafia?


    What the MAFIA does is considered iLLEGAL.
    When Apple holds you at iPOINT it is legal.

    Apple; cool designs but a shitty corporate attitude. Srew 'em.



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    livebriand , July 9, 2012 4:50 AM
    For once, someone in the legal system with a brain.

    Also, I'm not sure the ban on the original tab actually means anything - it's an out of date device that no one wants, and it's still available on several sites anyway.
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    ojas , July 9, 2012 5:32 AM
    mcvfMafia takes your money at gun point.

    So what's the difference? :p 
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    Anonymous , July 9, 2012 11:26 AM
    greghomeAmericans should start stockpiling then before the Holy wrath of (poor attempt at trying to be funny) condemn the Galaxy Nexus and other galaxy series products to an eternity outside of the US market.


    Why stockpile something that no one wants?
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    MulaTerca , July 9, 2012 3:28 PM
    The U.S. Court of Apples... boy you are doomed...
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    eddieroolz , July 9, 2012 6:03 PM
    Well hey, at least Google patched the offending feature. You'd think Google would just not use that feature in the first place, but eh...
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