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U.S. Appeals Court Reverses Apple Injunction on Google’s Galaxy Nexus

An important court ruling has reversed an earlier decision that banned the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in the U.S. The Court of Appeals had already put a stay on the injunction that kept Nexus devices off shelves and out of the Google Play store for a while, but this ruling will send the case back to California for another hearing.

The case is going to be reconsidered, but the appeals court is on record as saying the district court in California “abused its discretion in entering an injunction.” There shouldn’t be too much drama out of this case anymore, but it’s good to see that the Galaxy Nexus is free from bans going forward.

Via: Reuters

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  • JamesP352

    When will Gnex be free from bans on Google Wallet?

  • Jim McClain

    well it may have banned, but I saw it for sale everywhere I went,didnt seem to matter much

  • master94

    Translation. Koh was bribed by Apple and we dont want to admit it.

  • New_Guy

    Hell yeah!!! Now if we can only get that new slide to unlock patent that Apple was awarded invalidated (because it’s 100% BS) we are in business!!!

    • And round corners, as well as a litany of other “patents” that “they” invented.

    • Justin W

      I still can’t believe they got that patent… Android’s had that since the beginning – specifically, HTC’s Sense, as well as 4.0 ICS and I’m sure I’m missing several others, becuase I know I’ve seen more than that.

      • New_Guy

        Exactly. From far left to far right and I can see how they’d make a claim, but to be granted a patent that involved any point on a screen to any other location to infinity means they literally have a patent on lock screen gestures period, and on lock screen innovations that have nothing to do with Apple. Why do I feel like our patent office just got a little wealthier?…

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  • Southrncomfortjm

    I see someone is still using the X-Gear Fantom screen protector… or someone used an old photo 😛

  • JSIN

    Great but with a new nexus just around the corner and rumors of the GNEX 2 who would buy this now?

    • People who want a cheap Nexus phone.

      • New_Guy

        Exaclty, it’s still a great phone for $50 on contract (or free from Amazon).

    • ddevito

      nexus wanting users on Verizon

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    WAIT!…. Where is the Notification Light on the LG nexus?

  • duke69111

    Is that a screen protector that created that circle at the bottom of the phone screen?

    • Andrew Remmers

      One of those tempered glass screen protectors

      • duke69111

        That’s what I was thinking. I wonder what the purpose of the circle is other than nothing?

        • Andrew Remmers

          Notification LED

    • mustbepbs

      Yeah it’s the tempered glass one, I think.

      • JSIN

        you would be correct thats the only reason i dont have the tempered glass screen proctetor I dont like the cut out for the light and camera

    • ticker47

      I think its just the way the light is reflecting off the location of the LED.

  • Michael_NM

    I’d like to see an injunction on patent lawsuits being filed.

    • WickedToby741

      There should be steeper penalties for failed cases.

      • michael arazan

        Call it the “Apple cries wolf” penalty for wasting taxpayers, court system judges, time and money for frivolous BS

  • Am I the only one that hears calliope circus music every time one of these headlines shows up?

  • chris125

    Quite the coincidence that this happened right before the next nexus is about to be announced.

    • Larizard

      Adds fuel to the fire, huh? I think it’s perfect timing.

  • majormudafuckinhun

    Finally some good news!

    • michael arazan

      Motorola, HTC Samsung Galaxy Nexus 2, and maybe sony

  • mustbepbs

    Well of course they abused their discretion, they’re located in Apple La-I mean California.