Experts Believe Award Against RJ Reynolds Will Not Stand
Experts Believe Award Against RJ Reynolds Will Not Stand
Senators Want to Know Why GM’s Top Lawyer is Still on the Job
Senators Want to Know Why GM’s Top Lawyer is Still on the Job
Outside Law Firm Hired by General Motors Co.
Outside Law Firm Hired by General Motors Co.
Earnings in Second-Quarter for Bank of America Drop by 43 Percent
Earnings in Second-Quarter for Bank of America Drop by 43 Percent
Job Listings

U.S. International Trade Commission to Review Apple v Samsung Conflict

The U.S. International Trade Commission has announced that it would be reviewing the preliminary ruling in September made by an administrative law judge that held Apple did not violate any of Samsung’s patents. The USITC had the choice to uphold the judgment, but for reasons not disclosed, the body has decided to review the matter and provide its final decision in January.

If the USITC finds that Apple has infringed the patents of Samsung, then Apple can face a possible ban on the sale of its related products in the US. However, such a scenario is unthinkable, given that of late, a section of antitrust enforcers have been arguing that in case of infringing standards essential patents, a ban is uncalled for.

The USITC has also announced that it would be seeking briefings on the appropriate manner to consider the infringement of standard essential patents that are expected to be licensed on fair, reasonable, and no-discriminatory terms. Ensuring standards compliance allows companies to create devices that are interoperable.

Two standard essential patents at issue in the instant case include patents that relate to the format of data packets used in high-speed transmissions, and to 3G wireless technology. Samsung filed the case in 2011, but ITC Judge James Gildea ruled in favor of Apple.

On the other hand, Apple has also filed a complaint against Samsung accusing the Korean company of blatantly copying the designs if iPhones and iPads. An ITC judge has already found Samsung guilty of violating Apple’s patents. However, the final decision in the matter is expected in February.



Get JD Journal in Your Mail
Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!


Apple has been on the warpath since 2010 to stop the spread of Google’s Android system, which is currently the most-used smartphone operating system on the planet. In its bid to ensure its dominance in the smartphone market, Apple has been suing companies like HTC and Samsung that use the Android software to create and market smartphones.

Did you like this? Share it:
U.S. International Trade Commission to Review Apple v Samsung Conflict by

Tagged:

Posted by on November 20, 2012. Filed under Business News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

 

 

Job of the Day
Employment Litigation Associate
USA-NJ-Montclair

Plaintiff-side employment litigation firm in Montclair, New Jersey.  We are seeking an associate who is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and New York, and who ha...