Apple asks ITC to add newer Samsung models to import ban

Apple asks ITC to add newer Samsung models to import ban
Earlier this month, we told you that because the President failed to veto an ITC based import ban, certain older Samsung models cannot be shipped into the U.S. Korean based Samsung still has one last hope, which is an appeal it filed in court. The ITC has found that Samsung was guilty of infringing on a pair of Apple's patents. Believe or not, Apple has filed an appeal of its own trying to get the ITC to reverse certain decisions that allowed Samsung to create workarounds to avoid infringing on Apple patents. In addition, Apple wants the ITC to rule on three other patents that it claims were infringed on by Samsung.

If Apple wins its appeal, it might be able to get the ITC to broaden the import ban to include some of Samsung's newer devices, which would be much more harmful to the manufacturer. While the current ban started on October 8th, it has affected older models like the Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Continuum and the Samsung Transform. With the government shutdown, the ITC is currently closed. The shutdown didn't stop Apple's Notice of Appeal from being released and you can enjoy reading it in its entirety, below.

source: Scribd, GSMArena via AppleInsider



1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31760; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

C'mon apple really?... I mean reallyyyyyyyyyy?

8. techaman unregistered

i know what the hell the president said ok i will allow the apple 4 and 4s to veto the ban so you can sell it but apple seen the new list of phones still top sellers and said no no no not fare i wan to be on top. samsung should say f you and stop making all the things for there phones and let them collapse.

9. techaman unregistered

they are just getting so paranoid since steve is not there to help them. when will we see the end of this and just let phones come out i mean apple and all others use samsungs 3g patent as a frand patent

12. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

If Samsung dropped Apple as a partner the iphone would die.

15. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I don't think so. Maybe a year or two ago, yeah, but not now. They main thing that Samsung makes for the iPhone that couldn't be replaced was the processor, but now that they have TSMC as a partner they won't be using Samsung for the A8 chip.

16. tedkord

Posts: 17511; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's what people were saying about the A7.

17. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

They also make the RAM and flash storage as 2 other main parts.

20. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Flash storage is replaceable, not sure about RAM though, I don't know any other manufacturers that make RAM for mobile devices, though I'm sure there are some.

35. ddeath

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

Are you from US? If so, you don't know that Micron, a US company from Idaho Boise, is the 2nd largest memory supplier in the world, which also supplies mobile ram.

18. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

They did say that originally, but it wasn't until mid-2013 did Apple actually make a deal with TSMC, way too late to make the A7 chip, now they actually have the time.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31760; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

How so?

32. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I think he means that at the moment Apple needs Samsung due to their ability to crank out a ton of chips in short order. While they do have an agreement with TSMC, so far every time that Apple has tired to go with another supplier for their components, they end up back with Samsung. Look what happened when they tried to go with another display supplier. They were gonna have both LG and Sharp handle their displays (for one of the iPads I believe) and both ran into issues (one had QC issues and the other couldn't keep up with the demand). Love 'em or hate 'em, Samsung can crank out a massive amount of components with a negligible amount of quality issues. Time will tell if this partnership with TSMC will yield Apple the results they want.

39. darkkjedii

Posts: 31760; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Now that makes sense. +1

25. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'm really getting tired of Apple.

26. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1778; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Seriously..what the hell

38. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Apple is really ridiculous they are a new mobile player and yet play the disruptive ploy start suing everyone that any court would have and best of all their supplier that supply 80% of the device components. Yes, earlier Samsung design might resemble iPhone but that how every one is doing their business improve and compete with newer and better devices in a rapid pace till Apple start dragging the court system into their business model. And after 5 year i finally know why they refuse to improve their design on a yearly basis like what every other manufacturer is doing. They cling on to what work for them and reuse their design. Refuse to pay for a standard 3G license like everyone else. Charge an exorbitant price for iPhone. The only saving grace is each and every country are waking up to their business tactic of bending the legal system to do their bidding. Like every bad situation, the good side is Samsung is make stronger and people like me has started to notice them. I am sure there are ex-Apple fans that feel the same as me stop buying into Apple and move to their competitors instead.

40. willard12 unregistered

If only you could lead Mxy down this path.

41. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

there a saying from where I am from that, if Jesus, Prophet Muhammad and Buddha can't convince everyone who am I to even try..hehehe!

2. eN16HTMAR3

Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Anything they have to do to kep that NO.1 spot. I hope that Google goes after Apple for all the new improvments/ features in iOS 7 beings they are all available on Android and have been for quite some time.

28. tedkord

Posts: 17511; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

NO. 2 spot.

3. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

lol apple and samsung are just like there sheep.

10. techaman unregistered

i guess you have a windows phone and since you have no apps and can only make phone calls and take pics you have to jump into other chats. windows people are like there cows slow and old.

24. Sauce unregistered

Lmao +1000

4. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

All about stiffling the main problem. Epic fail.

5. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I freaking hate Apple.

6. eN16HTMAR3

Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

What Samsung devices are they trying to add to the ban as well? That is kinda of a important aspect to this story. Hence Samsung phones like the Droid Charge and other of that nature wont make a impact beings they are not being manufactured aymore. Now, if they are trying to ban the Note series wether its the two or three, the S4, S3, etc. Then we have a issue.

11. techaman unregistered

it is the note 2 next will be my gs3 god help them if they come after my gs3. the only phone i have had for 2 years and would still keep it for another 2 years no problem, i mean i got 2 gig ram its all good.

13. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Why do people think ram helps devices so much? Know the performance difference between a PC with 16GB of ram and 64GB of ram? None. No normal user will use more than around 8GB of ram max right now. On android no device needs more than 2GB right now, its getting close though to Samsung put 3GB in the Note 3 for some future proofing. What matters way more: CPU, GPU, read/write speed, latency. People always upgrade their ram to "Speed up their PC" after 8GB the benefit is next to nothing unless you are doing stuff like encoding and rendering.

29. tedkord

Posts: 17511; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Ram does speed up a PC. More ram = fewer trips to the disk, which is inherently slower. It also allows for more multitasking.

31. tedkord

Posts: 17511; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

As far as Apple is concerned, all Samsung phones should be banned. Competition scares them.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless