U.S. ITC asks for additional arguments in Apple patent case against Samsung

“The U.S. International Trade Commission yesterday sought more information before deciding whether some Samsung Electronics Co. devices infringe Apple Inc. patents and should be barred from entering the U.S.,” Susan Decker reports for Bloomberg News. “The Washington-based panel, in reviewing Apple’s case against Samsung, asked for additional arguments on three of the four patents that Judge Thomas Pender said were infringed, and comments on how an import ban would affect the public.”

MacDailyNews Take: It’d help the ignorati to purchase innovative, quality products instead of cheap, plastic knockoffs.

“Initiated in July 2011, the case is one of dozens of patent battles between the world’s two biggest makers of smartphones. Apple claims Samsung copies the look and ease-of-use features that distinguish its iPhone,” Decker reports. “Samsung has retaliated by alleging its rival uses fundamental data-transmission technology it controls without permission.”

MacDailyNews Take: In other words, Samsung steals from Apple and then commits serial FRAND abuse on a global scale in a weak attempt to try to cover up their crimes.

Decker reports, “Among the products that Cupertino, California-based Apple is seeking to block from the U.S. market are Samsung’s Nexus 4G, Replenish and Intercept mobile phones, and older models of its Galaxy Tab computer… The ITC, which can block imported products from the U.S., is scheduled to make a final decision in the Apple case against Samsung on Aug. 1.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Take your time, U.S. ITC. As if enough damage hasn’t already been done. Give the slavish copiers at least two more months to peddle their stolen products. Make crime pay. Why bother having patents at all when justice simply doesn’t exist due to perpetual delay?

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6 Comments

  1. Apple pays US corporate income tax on products sold here in the United States. Senator Levin, allow me to introduce you to the US ITC. What we’d like to discuss today is the potential benefit to the US Treasury of Apple being allowed to sell in our country its products without being infringed by a South Korean company whose products and policies lead US consumers to buy fewer US products.

  2. If the ITC and the patent judges are not going to enforce the U.S. patent laws, then the ITC and the Judges should be laid off, and these expensive positions should be eliminated. And the Judges and the ITC staff should be prevented from buying and using the products that use patents they refused to enforce.

  3. “The ITC, which can block imported products from the U.S., is scheduled to make a final decision in the Apple case against Samsung on Aug. 1.”

    Great, announce when a ruling will happen — and make it two months from now. So ahead of any ruling banning import of the items, Samsung, for the next two months, can ship increased volumes of the items and not ship to other countries. Then IF an import ban happens Samsung already has a huge stock in the U.S. (bans are extremely rarely done on sale of items already in the retail stores) and catch up on depleted stocks in other countries instead.

    Add to that the fact that Samsung will have had 25 months of sales of items that might be banned and Samsung is in a “so what” situation. Even if an import ban happens it will have little impact on Samsung.

    Seems patent infringement does pay after all!

  4. Revelation 21:8 (NLT)
    “But cowards, unbelievers, the corrupt, murderers, the immoral, those who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers, and all liars—their fate is in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

  5. Seriously? These guys need more information? LOL…Must be afraid of Samsung and wants all the ammo they can use so they won’t get yelled by Samsung & Google too much.

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