Few Apple iPad 2 and iPhone 4 models banned from U.S. import
International Trade Commission United States (ITC) found a violation of Apple patents Korean Samsung and imposed a ban on the import and sale in the country of some products of the American giant. We are talking about older models of iPhone smartphones and tablet iPad.
The list of prohibited for sale in the United States of devices includes the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 3G and iPad 2 3G, collected in Asia and distributed in the country mobile operator AT&T since 2011, when Samsung sued Apple for patent infringement related to the technological solutions for wireless data transfer.
The U.S. President Barack Obama has 60 days in which to study the commission’s decision and impose, if it deems it necessary, to veto it. Otherwise, the decision will come into force. Also, a solution can not be blocked by a court if the company will give Apple has promised an appeal.
As Apple has not commented on the U.S sale ban of its aging models. Meanwhile, Samsung said that the decision of the International Trade Commission has confirmed that the Cupertino the misuse of technological innovation South Korean rival.
Apple launched its international patent war in 2010 with direct competitors Samsung, HTC Corp and others that use Android, a direct competitor to IOS Apple. Samsung c Apple is fighting in the courts of 10 countries.
The Commission’s decision was the first victory for Samsung in disputes with Apple in the United States. In 2012, a U.S. court could sue Apple Samsung compensation of $ 1 billion for infringement of five patents. On appeal, the amount of compensation was reduced to $598.9 million