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Apple wins its ITC ban on certain Samsung products

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Aug 2013 19:58 User comments (6)

Apple wins its ITC ban on certain Samsung products Apple has won their patent dispute against Samsung this week, with the U.S. ITC ruling meaning Samsung's infringing products will see an import ban soon.
The panel ruled that Samsung infringed on two patents, one for a touchscreen control method and the second for headphone I/O tech.

Before any ban, there is a 60-day Presidential review in which the Obama administration can reverse the order. The administration recently vetoed ITC's ruling against Apple, in which Samsung had gotten the iPhone 4 banned from the U.S.

Samsung can also likely get around the import ban by updating the firmware of the phones, or removing the features in their entirety.

The company is obviously not happy with the decision: We are disappointed that the ITC has issued an exclusion order based on two of Apple's patents. However, Apple has been stopped from trying to use its overbroad design patents to achieve a monopoly on rectangles and rounded corners. The proper focus for the smartphone industry is not a global war in the courts, but fair competition in the marketplace. Samsung will continue to launch many innovative products and we have already taken measures to ensure that all of our products will continue to be available in the United States.

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6 user comments

110.8.2013 22:53

What a joke apple are holding back innovation massive bully's i actually hate them so much i cannot find words to describe it.

211.8.2013 19:58

Originally posted by Troyzer:
What a joke apple are holding back innovation massive bully's i actually hate them so much i cannot find words to describe it.

Maybe you can find some punctuation. ;-)

312.8.2013 8:17

Apple can't hold back innovation...they can only sue to block import and sales of certain products, and those products are ancient by the time the case is over. You know what would be really grand? If Google fought back...just think...if the new iPhone had no google maps, gmail, translation, or any of the other google apps that make the iPhone almost as good as an android (ignoring cost and performance) and all their websites blocked iDevices...and they made it known the night before launch while all the iDiots were waiting in line! That would do FAR more damage to Apple than any court case.



413.8.2013 1:21

Originally posted by KillerBug:
crApple can't hold back innovation...they can only sue to block import and sales of certain products, and those products are ancient by the time the case is over. You know what would be really grand? If Google fought back...just think...if the new iPhone had no google maps, gmail, translation, or any of the other google apps that make the iPhone almost as good as an android (ignoring cost and performance) and all their websites blocked iDevices...and they made it known the night before launch while all the iDiots were waiting in line! That would do FAR more damage to crApple than any court case.
Yes! Yes!! That is what Google ought to do. crApple's reign of tyranny must be stopped.

516.8.2013 23:44

Apple isn't suing Google -- they're targeting their only real competition, Samsung.

Whatever.

All the features that Samsung had to take out of my Note2's firmware is back in by rooting, ROMing, and simply using an alternate launcher. Go $crew yourself, Apple. The irony is ridiculous! The device that really started everything for Apple was the iPod, a device design that Apple blatantly stole from Creative Labs and were found guilty of doing so.

618.8.2013 10:39

The old adage was " Crime is not in committing it, it is in getting caught". The modern one, at least for the US should be " Crime is not in committing it, it is in not having the judges and politicians in your pocket."

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