James Gildea Stories September 14, 2012

Report: Apple wins USITC patent ruling against Samsung

Apple just won another ruling brought by Samsung, according to a U.S. International Trade Commission notice, in regards to patented technology found in iOS devices.

Bloomberg reported:

Apple Inc. (AAPL) won a round of a U.S. International Trade Commission case brought by Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) over patented technology in the iPhone and iPad tablet computer, its second U.S. legal victory in a month over its largest smartphone competitor.

Apple didn’t violate Samsung’s patent rights, ITC Judge James Gildea said in a notice posted on the agency’s website. The judge’s findings are subject to review by the full commission, which has the power to block imports of products that infringe U.S. patents.

…Gildea said there was no infringement of any of the four patents in the ITC case, and also determined that Samsung had not proven it had a domestic industry that used the patents, a requirement that is unique to the trade agency. The judge didn’t provide the reasons behind his findings. The opinion will be public after both sides get a chance to redact confidential information.

U.S. International Trade Commission: Notice (PDF)

Get more details at Bloomberg.

James Gildea Stories July 16, 2011

Yesterday’s victory in the ITC courts may have seemed like good news for Apple in giving it the upper hand against its Android carrying foe.  But, even if the ITC courts hold up the ruling on Apple’s two broad ranging patents from the mid-90s,

..it likely won’t be able to stop HTC from selling its popular Android line in the US.  HTC has a recently acquired ‘Ace in the Hole’… expand full story

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