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