ITC Delays Decision in Apple-Samsung Patent Dispute

Submitted by patentadmin on Thu, 03/14/2013 - 22:02

March 14, 2013 - In September, an administrative law judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) said in a preliminary ruling that Apple did not infringe certain patents belonging to Samsung. However, the full ITC is now set to review the matter and issue a decision on May 31.

If the full ITC reverses its internal judge's decision, the ITC could ban infringing Apple products from the U.S. market. The ITC has requested information on what impact such a ban would have on the public interest and whether there are acceptable substitutes for the Apple products in question.