Apple on 9 August 2013 won a key patent case against Samsung in the US International Trade Commission (US ITC). The commission identified that Samsung has infringed the patents of apple in production of its mobile phones, tablets and media players.
The US ITC supported its 2011 decision and ruled that devises of Samsung that has been affected by the ruling are banned in the US markets. The issued ban will remain on hold, and await the decision of President Barack Obama's decision, who will review the decision before the ban is put on the products of Samsung.
Now, the findings of US ITC has 60 days for being assessed by the President.
About the United States International Trade Commission (US ITC)
The United States International Trade Commission is an independent, quasijudicial Federal agency with broad investigative responsibilities on matters of trade. The agency investigates the effects of dumped and subsidized imports on domestic industries and conducts global safeguard investigations. The Commission also adjudicates cases involving imports that allegedly infringe intellectual property rights.
The mission of the Commission is to
• Administer U.S. trade remedy laws within its mandate in a fair and objective manner;
• Provide the President United States Trade Representative (USTR), and Congress with independent analysis, information, and support on matters of tariffs, international trade, and U.S. competitiveness;
• Maintain the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS).
When: 9 August 2013