Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Jun 2013 12:49 UTC
Legal "The ITC has banned Company X from importing some models of Phone A and Tablet B because they infringe on a Company Y patent. In a cease and desist order issued today, the International Trade Commission ordered Company X to stop importing AT&T models of the Phone A, the Phone B and C, the Tablet A, and the Tablet B into the US." Commentary if you're cheering for Company X: it's entirely unfair to ban entire products just because of infringement on a single patent. The patent system sucks! Commentary if you're cheering for Company Y: Company X are a bunch of thieves who never invent anything on their own. The patent system is a great thing that protects American companies. Up next week: role reversal, regurgitation of the same 'arguments', just the other way around! Ugh.
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RE[3]: Comment by majipoor
by TechGeek on Wed 5th Jun 2013 19:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by majipoor"
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The government isnt going to do anything of the sort. The ITC investigation clealy shows that Apple acted in bad faith and that Samsung has a right to get paid. Just like with Nokia, Apple holds back paying for as long as possible. But sooner or later they always have to pay.

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RE[4]: Comment by majipoor
by Nelson on Wed 5th Jun 2013 22:10 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by majipoor"
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I disagree, and having read the ITC report I struggle to find where it clearly shows that Apple negotiated in bad faith.

I really don't think this ruling will stand up to scrutiny, but we'll have to see.

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