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Samsung found to infringe Apple’s patent for text-selection feature

Published Apr 5th, 2013 2:02PM EDT
Apple Samsung Patent Dispute ITC

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A judge with the United States International Trade Commission found in a preliminary decision that Samsung (005930) infringed upon Apple’s (AAPL) patented technology for text selection, Reuters reported. ITC judge Thomas Pender said that Samsung infringed upon Apple’s intellectual property by including the text-selection feature in its smartphones and tablets. Samsung was found not guilty of infringing upon a second patent that dealt with the ability to detect microphones and other devices when plugged into a headphone jack. If the full commission decides to uphold Pender’s ruling then Samsung will face an import ban for its Galaxy, Transform and Nexus devices, among others, into the United States. A final decision is expected in August.

Dan joins the BGR team as the Android Editor, covering all things relating to Google’s premiere operating system. His work has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business and Yahoo News, among other publications. When he isn’t testing the latest devices or apps, he can be found enjoying the sights and sounds of New York City.


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