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This article was published on August 9, 2013

Apple wins import ban against Samsung in final ITC ruling

Apple wins import ban against Samsung in final ITC ruling Image by: Justin Sullivan
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Josh Ong is the US Editor at The Next Web. He previously worked as TNW's China Editor and LA Reporter. Follow him on Twitter or email him a Josh Ong is the US Editor at The Next Web. He previously worked as TNW's China Editor and LA Reporter. Follow him on Twitter or email him at [email protected].

Apple has succeeded in winning an import ban against Samsung after the US International Trade Commission issued a final ruling that found Samsung to have infringed on two patents, as noted by FOSS Patents.

The final ruling was originally scheduled to arrive last week, but it was pushed back to August 9th. The patents in question are a software interface patent, which Apple refers to as the “Steve Jobs patent”, and a hardware patent for detecting when a headset is plugged in.

The ruling will undergo a 60-day presidential review before taking effect. Earlier this week, President Obama vetoed an ITC ban that Samsung had won against Apple. Samsung has already prepared workarounds for the technologies in question, but there’s no guarantee that the steps it took will prove sufficient once the injunction is active.

Image credit: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images