Apple wins second time as Samsung loses US trade ruling

Apple wins second time as Samsung loses US trade ruling London: Tech giant Apple has emerged victorious over Samsung for the second time after the US International Trade Commission (USITC) ruled that the South-Korean mobile maker infringed four of Apple's intellectual property patents.

Earlier in August this year, Apple won a separate patent infringement suit against Samsung and was awarded 1.05 billion dollars in damages by a jury.

In the current case, Samsung was found guilty of violating four of Apple's patents, but was not in violation of two others, which was listed by Apple in the complaint, the BBC reports.

According to the report, three of the patents are related to software features, while one covers Apple's hardware.

However, the Samsung products in this case do not include its latest devices, limiting the impact of a potential import ban into the US, the report said.

Apple and Samsung have consistently bought legal cases against each other in more than 10 countries, each accusing the other of violating patents, as the two battle for market share in the hugely lucrative mobile industry, the report added.