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Samsung setback against Apple

2012-09-16 13:37

New York - In a preliminary move, a judge at the International Trade Commission has ruled that Apple doesn't violate four Samsung patents.

It's another setback for the South Korean company in a globe-spanning legal battle where Apple and Samsung accuse each other of violating patents.

The ITC judge in Washington also ruled on Friday that the patents don't apply to any domestic industry.

That will make it harder for Samsung to press its case before the full trade commission, says patent litigation expert Florian Mueller.

A jury in California last month ruled that Samsung owes Apple $1.05bn for violating patents on features of the iPhone and iPad.

Apple started taking orders for its new iPhone on Friday.

Comments
  • john.tansell.5 - 2012-09-16 13:53

    The guys at Samsung must be really stupid to think they can win any case against Apple in the US.

      gerhard.nel - 2012-09-16 14:34

      Especially if Apple constitutes 0.5% of the US Gross Domestic Product.

      gary.guy.507 - 2012-09-16 16:23

      Can't agree any less!

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-09-16 16:52

      Samsung obviously infringed on Apple's patents. Did Samsung invent the iPhone and iPad, their platform and the unique way these devices work and display information that Samsung now uses in part?

  • madelein.delange2 - 2012-09-16 15:44

    Gotta give it those Americans, they sure know how to look after their own.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-09-16 16:54

      Again, who invented tfe iPhone and iPad, with the special way these devices work and display information, that Samsung has incorporated into its devices?

      malcolm.james.macleod - 2012-09-16 17:04

      What special way would that be, please elaborate?

      ebrahim.floris.7 - 2012-09-16 17:21

      @fred..no one has ever claimed to of invented the ipad

      boltonbarry - 2012-09-16 18:24

      Fred so the moment Apple TV comes out then Samsung should Sue apple for a device that displays moving pictures received via various sources" Please don't be daft

  • ludlowdj - 2012-09-17 13:12

    Did they really expect an American judge to find against a product that will represent 1% of the US's total GDP? Weather Apple did infringe on patents or not the US would not find against them.

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