ITC Judge Finds Apple Didn't Violate Samsung Patents
An administrative law judge with the U.S International Trade Commission has exonerated Apple from infringing on four separate Samsung patents. Samsung alleged that Apple violated four of its patents pertaining to smartphone technologies, two of which are deemed standard essential. The law judge's initial ruling will need to be verified by the entire ITC panel. Administrative Law Judge E. James Gildea also noted that "no domestic industry exists for any of the four patents." According to FOSS Patents, the domestic industry requirement is "indispensable for ITC complainants." In other words, if there is no domestic industry related to the patents, Samsung cannot convince the ITC to ban any of Apple's products. Samsung can request that the six-member ITC panel review the initial ruling throughly before making the judgement final.
Domestic Industry Question for Eric.
Does not Samsung manufacture anything in their own country and does Apple manufacture their phones here in the states?
I'm not sure of the patents in question but, it seems that Foxconn was overlooked in the manufacturing of Apple's devices which would make Apple just as invalid to meet the requirements.
Any info would be appreciated.
I wonder how much Judge Gildea was paid off by Apple
No domestic industry exists for those four patents?
But a universal search function is an entire domestic industry, right?
Is anyone really surprised by this verdict?
I wonder when people will stop making unsubstantiated remarks on Phonescoop.