ITC bans the sale of some older Samsung products in the U.S.




ITC bans the sale of some older Samsung products in the U.S.

The U.S. International Trade Commission has imposed a sales ban on some smartphones, tablets and media players from Samsung. The following statement in response to a lawsuit brought by competitor Apple.

Trial Judge The ITC has ruled that certain Samsung devices infringe the so-called 501 – and 949 patents. The former relates to the operation of the 3.5 mm jack on a smartphone while the second patent has to do with the process of swipes on a touch screen. In the published opinion is not clearly set put the devices are no longer allowed to be imported and sold. According to The Verge are mainly devices 2010 and 2011 as the Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Tab 10.1.

The ban does not directly, first follows a period of sixty days in which the President of United States has the ability to veto. Earlier this week, he did so even with another thing that plays between Apple and Samsung, the ITC had imposed on certain devices from Apple a ban. The veto was pronounced a ban because too much influence on American consumers and competition between manufacturers would have. According to The Wall Street Journal it was the first time since 1987 that the government a veto pronounced in a case involving the ITC import ban imposed.

Apple Reports pleased with the ruling, saying that the ITC championing innovation and Samsung copying this punished. Samsung makes logically know that it is disappointed with the ruling. Moreover, the ITC in the same case a claim refuted by Apple which related to the design of tablets, because Samsung is said to be happy that Apple ITC no ‘monopoly on rectangles with rounded corners’ get.

The ban probably has no major impact: the examples mentioned include relatively old products and Samsung has already said that the changes have been implemented in other products to ensure that they can still be sold.


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