The import ban will go into effect unless vetoed by President Obama during the 60-day Presidential Review period. Apple will appeal the ruling to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
“We are disappointed that the Commission has overturned an earlier ruling and we plan to appeal,” Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet told AllThingsD. “Today’s decision has no impact on the availability of Apple products in the United States. Samsung is using a strategy which has been rejected by courts and regulators around the world. They’ve admitted that it’s against the interests of consumers in Europe and elsewhere, yet here in the United States Samsung continues to try to block the sale of Apple products by using patents they agreed to license to anyone for a reasonable fee.”
As expected Samsung was happy about the decision. “We believe the ITC’s Final Determination has confirmed Apple’s history of free-riding on Samsung’s technological innovations,” Samsung said in a statement to AllThingsD. “Our decades of research and development in mobile technologies will continue, and we will continue to offer innovative products to consumers in the United States.”
The ITC's cease and desist order applies to the AT&T iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 3G, and iPad 2 3G.