Samsung infringed Apple patents: ITC judge

Samsung infringed Apple patents: ITC judge
ITC judge decision is in Apple's favor.

Judge Thomas Pender said that Samsung violated four patents of the seven originally alleged by Apple (one of which was dropped during litigation) in a complaint filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) last year.



The patents Samsung is found to have infringed cover a touchscreen's interpretation of a users actions while scrolling or switching between apps, and a patent that enables a device to overlay a translucent image over another image on the screen.

The International Trade Commission will now decide in February whether to uphold or reject the decision by the judge.

So much litigation is on-going between Apple and manufacturers of Android-based devices that hardly a day goes by without an event somewhere in the world. Apple and Samsung are currently battling in ten countries, with decisions falling to both on different aspects of their patent war.

The two firms have done a lot of business together over the years, with Samsung being a provider of chips that power Apple's iOS devices, memory chips that are inside them and their screens. Apple's main beef however, is with Google, who is behind the Android push into the market.

Written by: James Delahunty @ 24 Oct 2012 19:51
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  • 3 comments
  • LeeC22

    Quote:a patent that enables a device to overlay a translucent image over another image on the screen Seriously, a 20 year old (if not much more) graphics function, that Apple has managed to patent... what a joke.

    25.10.2012 11:19 #1

  • Mr-Movies

    Quote:The patents Samsung is found to have infringed cover a touchscreen's interpretation of a users actions while scrolling or switching between apps, and a patent that enables a device to overlay a translucent image over another image on the screen. This is where & why patients are ridiculous and should not be legitimately allowed. What's next a patient of the word THE so no one can use it without royalties or being sued? Please....

    25.10.2012 13:47 #2

  • kapo13

    Appears Samsung spanked Crapple hard with the release of the S3

    So apple gets revenge,not by building a better device ,but by
    suing them .

    25.10.2012 20:30 #3

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