By Dan Levine | Reuters –
SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Friday granted Apple Inc’s request for a pre-trial injunction against the sale of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s Galaxy Nexus phone, handing the iPhone maker its second legal victory against Samsung in a week.
Apple and Samsung, the world’s largest consumer electronics corporations, are waging legal war in several countries, accusing each other of patent violations as they vie for supremacy in a fast-growing market for mobile devices.
Friday’s decision, by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, comes days after she also slapped a pre-trial ban on sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1, a tablet computer that runs on Google Inc’s Android and goes toe-to-toe with the iPad.
The back-to-back triumphs – significant because pre-trial injunctions