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6/5/2013 (2 years ago)

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iPhone 4, iPad and iPad 2 #G models violated Samsung patents, judge rules

Being at the top doesn't necessarily give you immunity, it seems. Apple, the world's foremost creator of computers, has now been effectively banned from selling older versions of the iPhone 4, iPad and iPad 2 3G models. It's been determined that Apple violated patents by rival Samsung. And they could all be pulled from the shelves this summer.

The iPhone 4, right, along with the older model, the 3GS on the left, cannot be imported to the U.S. anymore, a trade panel has ruled.

The iPhone 4, right, along with the older model, the 3GS on the left, cannot be imported to the U.S. anymore, a trade panel has ruled.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

6/5/2013 (2 years ago)

Published in Technology

Keywords: Apple. Samsung, patent infringement, decision, banned


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - As the devices are assembled in China -- and because the ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington bans imports of affected Apple products into America, these devices could be removed from the shelves as early as August.

Ruling that Apple copied Samsung's 3G technology in its devices, Apple has been given 60 days to stop selling the products. They plan to appeal the decision.

Apple initially sued Samsung in April 2011 for infringing seven utility patents, three design patents, three registered trade dresses and six trademarked icons with its Galaxy line of products. This included the Galaxy S Smartphone and the Galaxy Tab tablet.

Samsung sued Apple for infringing five patents in South Korea, two in Japan and three in Germany. The companies have then continued to sue and countersue each other since.

This latest ruling from the U.S. Trade Commission this week overturned a previous ruling in the same case which claimed Apple hadn't breached patents. The new ruling followed an appeal by Samsung and is considered a "final" ruling, although Apple can appeal and President Obama could overturn it.

Samsung was ordered to pay $1 billion for patent infringement in a separate patent dispute in U.S. federal court last year. The award was later slashed to $598.9 million. Samsung then won a patent dispute on the Galaxy Tab against Apple in the U.K. in October.

Judge Colin Birss stated that Samsung's tablets were "not as cool" as the Apple's, and "do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design."

All import bans also have to be validated by President Obama and he has 60 days to invalidate the order.

The U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington issued the final ruling in one Samsung's suits against Apple. The panel issued a limited import ban and a cease-and-desist order for AT&T models of the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 3G and iPad 2 3G.

The versions targeted are more than a year old but are still steady sellers.

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