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Apple Wins Partial Legal Victory Against Samsung

An iPhone 5 is pictured on display at an Apple Store in Pasadena, California, July 22, 2013.
An iPhone 5 is pictured on display at an Apple Store in Pasadena, California, July 22, 2013.
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Apple has won a partial legal victory against its rival, Samsung, the latest development in a global legal battle over smartphones and tablets.

A U.S. trade panel ruled Friday that Samsung had infringed on portions of two Apple patents. However, it also cleared the South Korean company on charges that it had violated four more.

Before the ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission goes into effect, President Barack Obama's administration has 60 days to decide whether or not to veto it.

Last week, the Obama administration overturned an ITC decision that would have banned some Apple products in the United States for violating Samsung patents. It was the first veto of an ITC ruling since 1987 and South Korea expressed concern about the move.

In a separate battle in U.S. federal court, Samsung was ordered last year to pay Apple $1 billion in damages for patent infringements. A judge later reduced the award.

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by: Yoshi from: Sapporo
August 12, 2013 1:58 AM
I am impressed how the age has changed from Asian countries' offence against US's patents to US's offence against Asian firms' patents. At this time, Samsoung failed. But last time Obama could not help overthrowing ITC ruling which admitted Apple's offence and eventually let Apples sell poducts probably due to some pressure from lobbying. If Obama is fair, he should veto this ruling and admit Samsoung to sale, too.

by: david lulasa from: tambua,gimarakwa,hamisi,v
August 10, 2013 5:59 AM
samsung is not just a south korean thing,its an asian thing..and therefore,if asians are are doing good to america,good will also be done to them.

lulasa..the president

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