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Apple wins ITC ban on older Samsung phones
- The ITC declares several older Samsung (SSNLF.PK) phones (estimated to make up less than 1% of the company's phone sales) infringe on two Apple (AAPL) patents covering swipe/scrolling gestures and headset detection circuitry. Samsung was cleared of infringing two other patents.
- The phones are subject to import bans, unless a Presidential veto arrives. Such a veto recently prevented an ITC ban on older iPhones/iPads ruled to be infringing Samsung's standards-essential IP from going into effect.
- A federal appeals court ruling on an Apple request to ban over two dozen Samsung phones (generally older models) remains pending.
- Separately, an NY judge has denied Apple's request to temporarily suspend a July ruling in which the company declared guilty of conspiring with publishers to fix e-book prices.