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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