Apple Seeks Injunction Against Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Apple is asking a California court to issue a preliminary injunction to block sales of Samsung Electronics’s new Galaxy Nexus smartphone, alleging the device infringes four Apple patents.

The Cupertino, Calif., company has launched suits in multiple jurisdictions against Samsung and other companies making products that compete with its hit iPhone and use Google Inc.’s Android operating system. In its latest action, Apple argues the Samsung device — which uses a new version of Android dubbed Ice Cream Sandwich — is the most credible competitor to the iPhone yet and poses a potent threat to Apple’s market share.

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