Apple to Appeal ITC Import Ban on Older iPhones and iPads

Apple to Appeal ITC Import Ban on Older iPhones and iPads

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Apple will appeal a decision by the United States International Trade Commission that found Apple infringed on a Samsung patent with its older iPhone and iPad devices, according to AllThingsD.

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.

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Apple to Appeal ITC Import Ban on Older iPhones and iPads

Odedo1 - June 5, 2013 at 4:35pm
Apple started this stupid war instead of inventing they were to busy fighting Samsung and now they need Samsung for screens to all the new devices. A waist of 2 years that let the competition catch up!
Kr00 - June 6, 2013 at 11:24am
Hey fuckwit, if I stole your ideas and work you'd be happy about it? Fu₵k off idiot fandroid troll. Samescum know only one thing. How to steal others ideas. Theres a court case to prove it, and a billion dollars worth of penalties. Now fu₵k off back to your wankfest on some fandroid site.
Mi2 - June 5, 2013 at 4:18pm
Dickhead Apple!! Bitter pill to swallow!! Just a taste of your own medicine!!
kr00 - June 6, 2013 at 11:25am
Slow day over at the fandroid wankfest websites today? Pathetic little troll.