ITC to Review Apple v. Samsung Ruling
The U.S. International Trade Commission said today that it would review an initial ruling made in September by an administrative law judge regarding Samsung's complaint's against Apple. The initial ruling found that Apple did not violate several Samsung patents related to smartphone and tablet technology. The full commission will provide a final decision on the matter in January. If the commission reverses course and decides that Apple did violate Samsung's patents, then a ban on Apple's products could be enacted. Separately, Apple and Samsung still have a December 6 hearing on the calendar for their San Jose-based jury trial verdict, during which the judge will hear arguments concerning the damages, possible device bans, jury misconduct, and whether or not the verdict should stand.
Appeals Court Exonerates Samsung in $120M Case
Samsung won a reversal of a $120 million patent-related fine thanks to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C.
Court Blocks Samsung's Attempt to Appeal Apple Ruling
A federal appeals court has shut down Samsung's hopes of overturning a jury verdict that found it guilty of violating Apple's patents. In 2012, a jury found Samsung had willfully violated a number of Apple patents in handsets such as the Galaxy S and S2.
ITC Says Nvidia Infringed Samsung Patents
A judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission found Nvidia guilty of infringing three patents owned by Samsung.
Appeals Court Says Samsung Owes Apple $120M
A federal appeals court today reinstated a $120 million patent verdict against Samsung. Samsung was initially found to be infringing on Apple's slide-to-unlock and autocorrect patents in 2014.
Microsoft Loses Patent Case to InterDigital
The International Trade Commission today ruled Microsoft improperly used two InterDigital wireless patents without permission. The ruling judge said "it would not be against the public interest to ban the Microsoft [phones] from import into the United States." Patent-related complaints are often taken to the ITC, which has the power to enact such bans.
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