US Import Ban on Some Samsung Devices Upheld

Result of patent fight with Apple


A U.S. Trade Representative has upheld an import ban on some Samsung devices that violate two patents from rival smartphone maker Apple.

In August, the International Trade Commission ruled Samsung infringed on two Apple patents related to older models of its Galaxy smartphones and tablets.

In a statement released Tuesday, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said he would allow the ITC's order to exclude imported products from Samsung that violate the patents.