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ITC to probe Apple patent claim against Samsung

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 03 Aug 2011 20:56 User comments (1)

ITC to probe Apple patent claim against Samsung Trade panel votes to review Apple charges against South Korean rival.
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has said it will investigate claims made by Apple Inc. that Samsung Electronics is violating multiple patents held by Apple. The iPhone-maker has accused Samsung of shamelessly cloning its products.

Samsung's Galaxy smartphones and tablets run Google's Android operating system. Apple filed a complaint with the ITC seeking an injunction against the import of the devices it says infringe its patented technology. Samsung made a similar request to block the import of iPhones and iPads a week before.

The dispute between both of the tech giants has strained an otherwise lucrative business relationship. Apple was Samsung's biggest customer in 2010, providing business worth $5.7 billion throughout the year.

The market for smartphones and tablet PCs is jammed full of patent-related litigation as all the major tech firms look to stake their claim to a piece of the growing pie.

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16.8.2011 21:36

There will never be any real innovation while companies like Apple are pulling this crap.

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