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Apple Wins Patent Ruling Against Samsung

Publication Date: 
August 09, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Chris O’Brien

Professor Mark Lemley spoke with Chris O’Brien of the Los Angeles Times about Apple's win against Samsung and what the loss means for Samsung. 

A U.S. trade agency handed Apple a significant victory Friday in its ongoing patent battle against rival Samsung.

The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled that Samsung violated two crucial mobile patents held by Apple and that products using the related technology should be banned from being imported into the U.S. The scope of the trade ban and exact products that it will cover has yet to be determined.


"Coupled with the veto, it definitely puts Samsung back on the defensive," said Mark Lemley, a professor at Stanford Law School. "Samsung's phones can be blocked but Apple's can't."