Purveyors of aging technology can rejoice as the U.S. preliminary injunction to ban state-side sales of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus has been reversed. The Nexus is still currently Google's flagship smartphone, retaining the title since the time that the injunction had been granted, although the court had found that the reasoning behind the initial ban was not strong enough to withstand another major Samsung blow.
Apple and Samsung have been neck-at-neck in legal battles, with Apple... as Charlie Sheen would say: "winning." Now, Apple has done perhaps the most damage it could to Google with a single Android phone by having Google's flagship smartphone blocked from U.S. sales in the form of an officially-ruled pre-trial injunction. That phone is of course the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the latest in Google's official phone lineup, making this not only a potentially major blow to both companies but also the future of Android.
When in doubt, sue the people suing you.
Apple today responded to Nokia's lawsuit which argued that all iPhones violate patents held by Nokia for GSM calling, 3G data and Wi-Fi as well as security by filing a countersuit of its own. The new complaint accuses Nokia of violating 13 Apple-held patents. Apple General Counsel Bruce Sewell also alleges that Nokia is exploiting work on products like the iPhone to maintain its status in the industry. "Other companies must compete with us by inventing their own technologies, not just by stealing ours," he says.