ITC to review split ruling in Apple-Samsung patent battle
A final ruling from the ITC is due August 1st. Apple had originally filed the complaint in the middle of 2011 claiming that the Samsung Transform, Samsung Galaxy S and Samsung GALAXY Nexus models, and others, had infringed on its patents. The ITC has the ability to order a sales ban on products that infringe on other company's patents which makes it a very dangerous situation when you are a defendant in a case up before the panel. There are safeguards in place that make it hard to obtain a sales ban, but just the threat of having an ITC exclusion order placed on your products is enough to make multi-billion dollar companies blink.
1. donjunior (Posts: 50; Member since: 28 May 2013)
Go Samsung. Beat icrap! Apple is a Devil company!
2. Kurai (unregistered)
they're both crap
3. _Bone_ (Posts: 2146; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
So far the United States stood by Apple abusing it's strange patent laws to get an advantage on the home market, but it will be interesting to see what happens after Apple made sure they have no intentions paying the dozens of billions of dollars they owe to the IRS. The only way tax avoidance can be regulated if they make an example out of the biggest player, and the senate has enough influence over USPTO and USITC.
This is not about siding with Samsung or anything, it's about getting the home company to pay home taxes, and despite Apple doing it legal so far, the way the US judicial system works, they can still get a negative verdict, as it happens with many sportsmen avoiding payment to the Emperor. Tax avoidance is NOT legal, it's just extremely hard to find the legal ground for the lawsuit. So if legal doesn't work, they'll pressure the ITC and PTO.
4. PhoneCritic (Posts: 423; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
Very true. I can see the above mention agencies having pressure put on them by the senate to send a clear message to Apple. If I where Tim Cook I would probably begin dropping these suits or agree to bring some off shore money back to the states where it can be taxed.