Apple seeks to broaden U.S. import ban against Samsung through Federal Circuit appeal

“The import ban Apple won in August against Samsung’s Android-based devices infringing certain patents has just entered into force, and meanwhile Apple is trying to broaden its victory,” Florian Müller reports for FOSS patents.

“I just found out (because I spotted a filing made by an ITC lawyer today despite the government shutdown) that Apple appealed, on Wednesday (October 9, 2013), the unfavorable parts of the final ITC ruling on its complaint against Samsung,” Müller reports. “For the time being, Apple reserves the right to appeal any or all unfavorable parts of the ITC ruling.”

Müller reports, “This could theoretically result in an import ban over up to three more patents, a reversal of the ITC’s decision to clear certain workarounds, and even with respect to the patents on which Apple prevailed, a modified claim construction could result in a technically broader ban. Presumably Apple will pick two or three strategic priorities for its appeal. For example, I doubt that it will pursue the enforcement of a design patent that can be worked around easily and is no longer infringed by Samsung’s newer devices.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Sarah” and “Arline M.” for the heads up.]


    1. So when does Shamedsung pay up the fine?
      How about they be threatened with a business closure in the US for failing to adhere to a court order?
      They should also be made to pay all the interest they have accrued on with holding the payment so far, so that in future court decisions are taken seriously.
      We as individuals have no recourse but to obey the law or else feel the full force, so why not big business?

  1. If the quality of your product isn’t enticing enough then get the government to ban sales of your competitors. Apple fanbois hoot and holler about how Apple products are the best that ever were, but they never trust the savvy consumer choosing Apple. You can’t have it both ways.

    1. That’s right. You are the smart one. Let some third rate shit company sit back and watch what Apple does and then rip all their ideas off. Yeah, that’s the ticket. What a moron. Obvious no marketable skills here. You have nothing anybody wants. You got nothing to lose. Just like those dog eaters.

    2. when the competitor is illegally cloning Apple products and don’t need to spend money on R&D you think it’s fair?

      So if Samsung copied a BMW, ripped off their tech for engine, transmission, body etc and called it Samsung Car S1 you’ll argue it’s OK? \

      as for consumers, most consumers figured that if a product is ALLOWED to be sold the governing bodies have already decided it’s legal, that’s why courts have to enforce the laws for the consumer. Consumers aren’t going to study patents themselves to see who did what.

      if you think illegally copying is ok you are morally bankrupt.

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