Tuesday, 4 June 2013


The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has placed a U.S import ban on a number of older iPhone and iPad devices, claiming that those units infringe on patents owned by Samsung.

Specifically having to do with the "apparatus and method for encoding/decoding transport format combination indicator in CDMA mobile communication system," the ban covers the iPhone 4 and below and iPad 3 and below; but only on AT&T

Newer models of the iPhone and iPad, and those not on AT&T’s network, do not use the technology and are not affected under the ban.

Samsung’s patent complaint was originally filed in June 2011, with complaints pertaining to five patents Read more...

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