ITC Judge Rules Apple Didn't Violate Samsung Patents

Posted September 14, 2012 at 9:05pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 10193 views

An ITC judge has ruled that Apple didn't violate Samsung's patent rights with its iPhone or iPad, reports Bloomberg.

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.

"Apple at the ITC is bulletproof," said Rodney Sweetland, a lawyer at Duane Morris in Washington, who specializes in trade cases. "Nobody can get any traction against them there. The lesson is, if you want to get relief against Apple, it's going to have to be in a foreign forum where it doesn't have the clout or the cachet it has at the ITC or the northern district of California."

A U.S. jury recently found Samsung guilty of copying the iPhone and determined the company must pay Apple over $1 billion in damages....

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unklbyl - September 17, 2012 at 8:56am
Let me see if I got this right. Samsung copied the iphone, and now they want to take apple to court for copying their copy of the iphone. I think i finally got it. Bill
AJ - September 14, 2012 at 11:19pm
Lawyers are just PO'd because they didn't get THEIR 33%! Samsung got exactly what they deserved . . . ZERO!
BACCHUS - September 15, 2012 at 2:30pm
It wasn't a contingency agreement because it was not a liability claim. The lawyers got paid thier normal hourly rate.
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