SEOUL, South Korea - An American judge has ordered Samsung to halt U.S. sales of its Galaxy Nexus smartphone while the court considers Apple's claim the South Korean company infringed iPhone patents.
It was Apple's second victory in a week in a Californian court against Android devices.
In a ruling Friday available online, Judge Lucy Koh says that the Galaxy Nexus won't be sold in the U.S. during the trial.
The same judge ordered Samsung to halt sales of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer earlier this week.
The latest ruling is a blow to Samsung Electronics Co. and Google Inc., which jointly announced the smartphone in October 2011.
Apple Inc. and Samsung have been embroiled in multiple lawsuits in Asia, North America and Europe accusing each other of patent infringement.