U.S. ITC will review Apple, Samsung patent decision

A customer looks over the iPad mini after the device went on sale at Apple's retail store in Palo Alto, California November 2, 2012.WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. International Trade Commission will review a judge's decision which found that Apple did not violate patents owned by Samsung Electronics in making the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad. An administrative law judge at the ITC had said in a preliminary ruling in September that Apple was innocent of violating the patents. The ITC, which could have opted to simply uphold the judge's decision, said that it would take up the matter. A final decision is expected in January. If Apple is found to infringe, its devices can be banned for sale in the United States. …

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