ITC rules Apple did not violate Samsung patents

A preliminary ruling by an International Trade Commission judge has found Apple not guilty of violating Samsung-owned patents in the production of their iOS lineup. Samsung claimed that the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch infringed upon four patents covering such technologies as 3G integration, the transmission of data packets, and the integration of web surfing into a mobile device. The complaint was filed last year and sought the ban of the offending devices in the United States.

The initial ruling is not the end of the road for Samsung, however. The full commission will meet in January to decide if the judge’s preliminary verdict will stand. Concurrently, Apple has a claim in with the ITC seeking to punish Samsung for violating several patents, mirroring a case the company recently won in California.

[via Reuters]

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  • mikeclee

    ITC Judge: Herp derp…I don’t understand all this 3G mumbo jumbo and transmission of data packets talk. Your rectangular phone with rounded corners does look like Apple’s though! I hereby award Apple $1B through judgement.


      This is just a preliminary ruling, no money involved.

  • Matt S

    Alright, who’s paying of the jury in all these apple cases… Getting sick of apple being not guilty after Samsung lost that load of crap case.

    • Hipking23

      Apple will never be convicted of a violations in the US.The Judges are to corrupt with Apple BiaS

      • AppleWins

        Money talks bullshit talks

  • Michael Clanton

    if you know anything about ITC preliminary wont be overturned by the panel. Android loses alot because its guilty…simple as that.

    • Donald Okumu

      What a “smart” comment

    • PhilNelwyn

      Now please could you explain me how Samsung’s 3G patents are related to Google’s Android?

      • Manbo

        In the magical land of troll, there is no such thing as common sense, or thoughts for that matter. The Troll satiates its appetite for acceptance within the troll community by creating evermore outlandish or idiotic statements.

        As the troll population has recently had a growth explosion, we kindly request you don’t feed the trolls.

        This has been a public service announcement from Mothers Against Apple Trolls.

  • Modman

    Yet another jury bribed by the rotten fruit


    GS3 is better than iPhone 5. That alone is worth 6 Trillion dollars.

    • IronHorse01

      Yeah specially the cheap plastic from which it’s made and that awesome Pen-tile screen O.o lol so much better

      • Robert Sydbrink

        Plastic = Lighter, Cheaper, More durable.
        I’ve had alot of phones with a metal casing, unibody or not. I am very careless with my phones and those with the metal casing is way worse compared to quality plastic. They dont flex and buckle with permanent damge very easy. And they screen cracks easier when the body dont absorb the shocks as good as platic.
        I take plastic over metal and i hope Samsung is smart enough to stay with it or something else then metal.

        Amoled = Thinner, Lighter, Less power, Better picture.
        An amoled screen have so much better colors and black that i can live with the pentile in that pixeldensity, you can barely notice it (if your not a moron with the phone inches from the screen.

  • JamesS

    In further news, Apple sues the Roman Empire for infringing on their design patents:

    “…the military base was made up of a rectangular earthwork enclosure with rounded corners…”

    As found in this article:|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/_news/2012/09/14/13866437-bucket-list-bandit-nabbed-in-oklahoma-traffic-stop&__utmv=14933801.|8=Earned%20By=msnbc%7Ccover=1^12=Landing%20Content=Mixed=1^^30=Visit%20Type%20to%20Content=Internal%20to%20Mixed=1&__utmk=108777730

  • Tim

    Only because the USA economy is sh*t and they require Apple to boost the GDP. Politics out-weighs all.

  • coushti

    Miceal… Your comment doesn’t make any sense. The suit has nothing to do with android. It’s about technology Samsung owns patents on and uses in all of their mobile phones.

  • guitarist5122

    I’m wondering if Steve Jobs comes the these judges threatening to haunt them for eternity if the rules aren’t in Apple’s favor

  • bBoyAndroid

    I agree with Modman Crapple is either paying them or I think they have crapple products so that’s all they know.

  • PuzzledObserver

    Is it the same jury than the one last month that granted $1 billion to Apple? Look like it’s a good business to be juror now.

  • JulianZHuang

    Apple won again! Nice!

  • LawrenceMcatee

    If only I was a juror in these cases… Every other one would feel like and idiot and ashamed of their iproducts when the dust settled.

  • Mungus

    By the looks of IPh 5 , Apple already is showing major chinks in its armor. Not really all that impressive. And that’s it’s flagship for another year or 2. Every minute that goes by, they get weaker and more irrelevant.

    • DroidDoesnt_2

      So irrelevant that they sold out of their preorders in an hour…

    • Roger_Ramshit

      And what exactly do you think Sa,sung have to offer in terms of the next innovation. Can the screen get any bigger or the cheap plastic any lighter or perhaps they can add 4 more cores that the OS can’t even support.

  • Charles

    The people at apple are jerks. All they know is sue, sue sue. A bunch of greedy people. If something don’t go there way they just deside to sue everyone to get a victory.

    • Roger_Ramshit

      Sue sue sue, copy copy copy…..I still don’t which one is worse

      • Manbo

        I know right? I mean how can you quantify which part of Apple’s practice is worse? To sue everyone then continue to copy everyone, or to just blatantly copy everyone then sue about those copied items.

        Yeah that’s right, Apple copies just as much as every other company, if not more. Difference is, you drank the coolaid and believe they created the rectangle.

  • nodzarf

    Preorders sold out so fast because of the added row of icons. LOL. Then they’ll wait for it to be jail broken so it will become an android.

  • Mike

    Is this over LTE?