According to Bloomberg, the International Trade Commission will reevaluate its Sept. 14 ruling that Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple did not infringe on any Samsung patents with its iOS devices. As many of you may remember, Samsung unsuccessfully tried to earn damages and block Apple’s iOS devices…for a second time. The first time was a separate case with the California court where Apple not only came out not guilty but also was victorious in its damage claims. Apple won upwards of $1 billion in damages from the South Korean electronics firm.
Jon Erlichman said the reevaluation ordered today would give Samsung another chance to try to sway the ITC in its direction in the hopes of winning. The ITC has the power to block imports of products that infringe on patents. It’s not clear why the ITC is reevaluating, but Reuters said a ruling is expected in January.
Upon its win this summer, Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook expressed his gratitude to the jury. “We applaud them for finding Samsung’s behavior willful and for sending a loud and clear message that stealing isn’t right,” Cook said. “Today, values have won and I hope the whole world listens.”
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