A US judge has surprisingly once again granted Apple's request for a pre-trial injunction against the sale of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus mobile phone.
This represents the second major legal victory against Samsung in less than a week after US District Court judge Lucy Koh banned the sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 while litigation is resolved between the two firms.
What makes these two rulings so significant is that pre-trial injunctions are so rarely granted.
Ms Koh said last week when suspending sales of the Galaxy Tab that Samsung doesn't have the right to “compete unfairly by flooding the market with infringing products”.
CNet has reported that Samsung will be appealing the injunction against the Nexus.
The firm said it will take all available measures to ensure the device remains available to consumers.
Ms Koh added in the latest ruling: “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.”
Posted by Peter Robinson