Samsung-Apple patent row: Older iPhones, iPads sales banned by trade body

Samsung-Apple patent row: Older iPhones, iPads sales banned by trade body Zee Media Bureau

Washington/New Delhi: The US International Trade Commission, an independent federal agency, has found Apple Inc violating the patent row involving Samsung group.

The trade body has issued a limited order stopping all imports and sales for AT&T models of the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 3G and iPad 2 3G. The versions targeted are more than a year old but are still solid sellers.

Apple was found to infringe on a patent that relates to 3G wireless technology and the ability to transmit multiple services simultaneously and correctly. It is essential to ensuring that the devices are interoperable.

Samsung, which is battling Apple in court in some 10 countries, had also accused Apple of infringing on three other patents, but the ITC found that Apple did not infringe these.

With Agency Inputs