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ITC delays Apple versus Samsung investigation completion by five days

updated 06:25 pm EDT, Fri May 31, 2013

Short delay unusual, reasons for postponement unclear

The oft-postponed US International Trade Commission (ITC) ruling expected today in one of the many Apple versus Samsung complaints has been postponed for five days. Not commenting any further on the matter, the commission published a notice saying that the investigation completion date has been postponed until June 4, 2013. It is unclear what the Commission gains with the five-day delay.

Judge James Gildea ruled in September that Apple didn't violate Samsung's patent rights, and found that Samsung was unable to prove it had a "domestic industry" that utilized the patents. The requirement that companies use the patents they are claiming are infringed in the country in which they are suing is exclusive to the ITC, and works to Apple's favor to protect it from import bans had it lost the case.

The four patents involved include one (known as '114 by the last three digits of its full US patent number) that covered user interface and viewing of digital documents; a patent ('980) for a method of dialing in a smartphone; the '644 patent that covers transmitting and receiving data reliably using packet data trasmission, and the '348 patent that involves the encoding and decoding of transport format combination indicators on CDMA phones.





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