Apple has won a partial victory in its battle with Samsung over patents. Days after the US President vetoed a patent ruling, the US ITC today said that some Samsung devices infringe two Apple patents but it didn’t find any violations on other four Apple patents.

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The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has handed a partial victory to Apple in its patent infringement claims against Samsung, according to reports from Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal. The Journal in a breaking news alert adds that ITC has ordered ban on a few Samsung devices that infringe two Apple patents and that ITC has found no Samsung violations on four other Apple patents. The victory could put Samsung’s smartphones and tablets business in jeopardy.

Tim Cook with Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl at Apple's iPhone 5 launch event

Tim Cook with Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl at Apple’s iPhone 5 launch event (Photo by<a href="https://twitter.com/tim/status/246017519196987394"&gt; Tim Bradshaw via Twitter</a>)

The latest ruling caps a week of good news for Apple on the patent front. On June 4, ITC ruled that Apple infringed on Samsung’s patents. Earlier this month, Apple found support in Washington DC and US President Barack Obama vetoed the patent ruling by the ITC that bans import of older models of iPhone and iPad. This report on Bloomberg is good read to get a general background on the sparring between these two giants.

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  1. Classic picture with Tim Cook and Dave Grohl.

    1. A reason to laugh, finally ;-)

  2. The verdict according to other sources says that only some old tec eg the Continuum, the Transform and the Galaxy S II infringed on the patents.

    So I would have to question the logic of the statement “The victory could put Samsung’s smartphones and tablets business in jeopardy”

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