ITC judge schedules final ruling on Apple’s complaint against Samsung for August 1, 2013

“On January 23 the top-level decision-making body of the United States International Trade Commission (USITC, or just ITC) gave notice of a remand and a review of a preliminary ruling that found Samsung to infringe four Apple patents (in October),” Florian Mueller reports for FOSS Patents.

“This results in a delay of the U.S. import ban Apple will win if the final ruling finds at least one violation (which is very likely in light of the preliminary finding of four),” Mueller reports. “Without the remand, the final decision would have come down on January 23. Late on Tuesday, Administrative Law Judge Thomas B. Pender entered a scheduling order. The new target date for the final decision is August 1, 2013, requiring the judge to make his remand initial determination (RID) no later than April 1, 2013.”

Mueller reports, “If the final ruling came down on August 1, 2013 and if the determination was an import ban, there would be a 60-day Presidential review period. The White House usually doesn’t veto such decisions. An import ban (possibly coming with a cease-and-desist order and a requirement to post bonds relating to goods imported during the review period) could then take affect at the beginning of October.”

Much more in the full article here.


  1. To little to late.
    What a shame that Apple got ripped off again. First with the Mac OS and now with iOS.

    Steve must have felt pissed, heartbroken and betrayed that a trusted sorce would do that to him.

    But at least they are making all the money this time.

  2. real innovation occurs when you don’t care who copies from you, because you’re already on to the next thing. For as much as Apple has done in the courts, maybe they would have been better off not spending the money on litigation.

    1. Great formula for a copier. Let them innovate to the next great thing…..then copy and sell. Unless of course you believe that the next great thing only has a life of a month. In which case you would have to be such a prolific innovator that everyone would complain why they were updating their products so soon.

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