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Earlier iPhone, iPad models face bans in U.S. for infringing upon Samsung patent

Apple Samsung Patent Dispute ITC

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday issued a limited ban and cease & desist order on Apple products for infringing upon Samsung’s technology. The ruling concerns the AT&T versions of the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3, iPad 3G and iPad 2 3G. Samsung had claimed that Apple violated several of its patents, however the ITC only found the company infringed upon one concerning encoding and decoding cellular data. The order will be sent to President Barack Obama, who will have 60 days to veto the ruling before it goes into effect. Apple will also have the opportunity to appeal the ruling in federal court.