ITC Bans Samsung Imports. Your Move, Mr. Obama

A Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone next to an Apple iPhone 5 Photograph by Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

The International Trade Commission has ruled that Samsung violated several of Apple’s patents for mobile devices and has issued a ban on some of the South Korean manufacturer’s products. The ruling tips the scales in Apple’s favor as the two companies continue to clash over intellectual property. The two companies were also in a federal appeals court on Friday discussing another dispute over features in Samsung’s mobile devices that Apple said were “slavishly copied” from its creations.

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