Apple Inc. (AAPL: Quote) won a U.S. International Trade Commission or ITC case brought by Samsung Electronics Co.(SSNLF.PK,SSNNF.PK) over patented technology in the iPhone and iPad tablet computer, its second U.S. legal victory in a month over its smartphone competitor. A jury in a California federal court ordered Samsung to pay more than $1 billion in damages to Apple after finding that Samsung had copied some features of the iPhone.
ITC Judge James Gildea said in a ruling that Apple did not violate patents owned by Samsung.
Apple has already won other major victories against Samsung as the sale of Samsung tablets are banned in Germany and its three latest Galaxy smartphone models are banned in the Netherlands.
Adam Yates, a Samsung spokesman, said, "we remain confident that the full Commission will ultimately reach a final determination that affirms our position that Apple must be held accountable for free-riding on our technological innovations."
South Korean conglomerate Samsung Electronics said it would contest that verdict and work to modify its products to keep them on the U.S. market.
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