Apple Inc. won an order against Samsung Electronics Co. that prevents U.S. imports of devices that infringe two Apple patents for multitouch features and headphone jack detection. Some of Samsung’s newer phones work around those patents, and the devices don’t infringe ones for the design of the iPhone, the U.S. International Trade Commission said in a notice posted on its website today. The ruling doesn’t make clear how many of Samsung’s phones would be affected by the import ban, which is subject to review by the administration of President Barack Obama. Samsung can import all of its phones during that review period. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-09/apple-wins-patent-case-against-samsung-at-u-s-trade-agency.html
James F. Booth
For more than 25 years, James Booth has provided consulting and legal services to telecommunications carriers and to enterprise companies that manage their own telecommunications networks. Since June of 2009 he has also served as General Counsel of Spread Networks, LLC, which is the industry leader in the construction and operation of low latency high speed networks. Before joining Spread he was General Counsel for OnFiber Communications, a competitive telecommunications provider, and was the sole attorney for Qwest Communications International in support of its construction of an 18,800 mile fiber optic network spanning the United States. Earlier he was lead counsel for U S WEST in its wireless and cable television ventures in the United States, Europe and Hong Kong.