An administrative law judge for the U.S. International Trade Commission has sided with Apple in its patent complaint against Samsung.
In an initial determination filed today (PDF), Judge Thomas Pender said that Samsung is, in fact violating one of Apple's iPhone design patents, as well as three software feature patents. However no violation was found with claims from two other Apple patents.
The ruling, which could lead to sales bans of those products in the U.S., is preliminary and needs to be approved by the ITC's full six-member commission.
In a statement, Samsung said the decision … Read more