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.