U.S. ITC rules that Samsung infringed upon two Apple patents, orders import ban on some devicesAlex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
Less than a week after the Obama administration vetoed an import ban that Samsung had won against several Apple products, it looks like the Cupertino firm has scored another win against its longtime legal opponent. Today the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled that Samsung is guilty of infringing upon two Apple-held patents and, as a result, has ordered an import ban that will go into effect after a 60-day Presidential review period.
The two patents that Samsung were found to violate relate to touchscreen technology (U.S. Patent No. 7,479,949) and headphone jack circuitry (U.S. Patent No. 7,912,501). An ITC judge previously ruled that Samsung had actually infringed upon four Apple patents, but after a review, the ITC decided that only two patents had been violated. Some of the devices that are affected by the ITC's import ban include the Galaxy S 4G, Captivate and Galaxy Tab 10.1