While last week’s Apple/Samsung patent trial was all about the OG Galaxy S and a huge list of related devices, it seems Samsung and Apple still have some unfinished business to take care of, this time, involving the Galaxy Nexus. You remember a few weeks back when Apple successfully managed to convince the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to ban the Galaxy Nexus because of the universal search function found in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. As we all know, Google quickly patched up the feature in a handful of their devices and the ban was lifted.
Now we have the trial moving onto the US Court of Appeals, where Apple is once again pushing for a pre-trial ban on the Galaxy Nexus before the real patent trial kicks off March 2014. If successful, the Galaxy Nexus could find itself taken off the Google Play Store for the next 1 and half years. Apple’s
snake lawyer Mark Perry said in his argument,
“This was the beat-Apple strategy. This was the top of the line, Cadillac phone they trotted out to compete with the iPhone.”