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ITC Judge Finds Apple Didn't Violate Samsung Patents

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Domestic Industry Question for Eric.

Slammer

Sep 14, 2012, 6:42 PM
Products produced "and" manufactured in the home country fall under this definition.

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.

John B.
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srich27

Sep 17, 2012, 8:48 AM
I'm all but certain Samsung has some factories in Korea, though they certainly utilize Foxconn as well. Also pretty sure they are building some factories here in the US, if they do not have any up and running already. I have not heard Apple manufacturing ANYTHING stateside, but I will not state that as 100% fact.
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Slammer

Sep 17, 2012, 9:55 AM
Thanks for responding.

I too, am not aware of any manufacturing by Apple state side. Depending on the patents in question, I'm not sure on the verdict. If none of Samsung's related patents are manufactured in the states, that is certainly a strike against them. However, if Apple's related patents are not as well, I don't see the logic. Apple is a US company with no manufacturing in the homeland. I presume this does not fall under Domestic Industry requirements.

I can only deduce that because Apple is a US company, that this is how it's judged. It appears to be a loophole.

John B.
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KOL4420

Sep 17, 2012, 4:07 PM
It is what it is. Apple has got some grade A lawyers. There is always a loophole with these laws...
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