Justice Department closes investigation of Samsung's use of its SEPs against Apple
The U.S. Trade Representative overturned an injunction against Apple, which the Justice Department says leaves them with no other action to take in the matter. While the Antitrust Division has closed the investigation, it will continue to "monitor future developments".
The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) reviewed the exclusion order issued by the ITC against Apple at Samsung’s request and overturned it, determining that it was not consistent with the public interest. As a result of the USTR’s action, the Antitrust Division has determined that no further action is required at this time. The Antitrust Division is therefore closing its investigation into Samsung’s conduct, but will continue to monitor further developments in this area."-Justice Department
source: JusticeDepartment via MacRumors
1. aditya.k (Posts: 459; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
Injustic Department. That sounds about right.
2. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
did you really think that our gov't would protect its precious apples?
4. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
answer: Yes, of course the U.S. gov't will do everything to protect APPLE...after all, we live in a corporatocracy....
3. tedkord (Posts: 4724; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
But when an infringer is refusing to pay FRAND rates, and is instead engaging in a reverse holdup, as was found in this case, seeking a ban could be the only recourse for the patent holder.
7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8260; Member since: 14 May 2012)
US company + US territory = slap on the wrist.