Samsung Wins Import Ban Against Apple Devices
The U.S. International Trade Commission today ruled that Apple has violated a standard-essential patent regarding 3G technology owned by Samsung. Per Samsung's request, the ITC voted in favor of banning some Apple products, including the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and 3G versions of the original iPad and iPad 2. Apple may appeal the decision with federal courts or ask the White House for a reprieve. Neither company offered a statement on the ruling.