Printed from http://www.electronista.com

ITC agrees to investigate Apple's dispute with Samsung

updated 12:45 pm EDT, Tue August 2, 2011

ITC clears investigation into Apple vs Samsung

The ITC said Tuesday that it would look into Apple's patent complaint against Samsung. Its step determines that the complaint against Samsung's Android phones and tablets is valid enough to go ahead. Officials have 45 days to set an estimated date for the end of the case.

Most such cases finish within about 16 to 18 months of when they start and lead to product bans if the target is found infringing on one or more patents.

The move follows just days after the ITC took Samsung's case and commits both companies to their stalemate, which includes lawsuits both in the US and abroad. Either company is hoping to raise the stakes of losing enough that the other is forced to reach a settlement. ITC complaints are common tactics in US patent disputes as they finish much faster than full lawsuits and can be used to bring a lawsuit to a quick end.

Both companies will have a chance to appeal if they lose.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

JBL Synchros E40BT headphones

For all the different configurations of headphones on the market, it's always a tough choice for buyers to get something that is just ...

Razer Taipan mouse

The list of gaming devices is growing larger with each passing day. A large number of companies have entered the gaming input arena, a ...

Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS

Every computer with a microphone or headphone port has one -- a digital to analog converter (DAC). There are nearly as many chipsets a ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News