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Samsung infringed on Apple patents, ITC acts with an import ban

Samsung hit with import ban after the ITC finds they infringed on Apple patents (NASDAQ:AAPL, KRX:005935, NASDAQ:GOOG)
| Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Aug 11, 2013 4:29 am

The US International Trade Commission has ruled that Samsung infringed on two Apple patents, which comes just a few days after the Obama administration vetoed an earlier ruling by the ITC that banned the import and sale of older iPhones and iPads.




In December of last year, ITC Administrative Law Judge, Thomas Pender, suggested that certain Samsung smartphones be banned as they infringed on four different patents owned by Apple. Less than a month after this, the ITC said they would review the decision. This new ruling is the result of the ITC's review of the matter.


The patents that are causing all of these issues are US Patent No. 7,479,949, which relates to a touchscreen and user interface. The second, US Patent No. 7,912,501, which is in relation to detecting when a headset is connected. The ITC ruled that the South Korean giant didn't infringe on the other two patents.


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