Apple Sues Samsung

Apple has filed for a preliminary injunction against the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus smartphone, claiming that the device violates the company’s patent claims. As part of a federal lawsuit, Apple claims that the Google-powered Android 4.0 phone violates its “data-tapping patent,” its “unified-search patent,” a “slide-to-unlock patent,” and a “word-completion patent” that types in the rest of a text entry. If Apple is successful, the injunction would prevent the Galaxy Nexus from being sold in the U.S., dealing a serious blow to Samsung and Google.