ITC Bans U.S. Sales of Older iPhones, iPads that Infringe Samsung Patent

Submitted by patentadmin on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 22:02

June 5, 2013 - The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled that some of Apple's older devices that work on the AT&T Wireless network, including the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPad 2 3G, infringe a Samsung patent. As a result of that ruling, the ITC issued an order to ban the sale of some older Apple devices in the U.S.

The order will take effect in 60 days, unless President Obama vetoes the ban. However, it is rare for U.S. presidents to veto ITC rulings: The last time that happened, President Reagan issued the veto, according to the ITC.

Apple plans to appeal the decision.