A few months ago Apple scored a pretty big win over Samsung when a jury in California ruled in Apple’s favor, ruling that Samsung should pay Apple over a billion dollars in damages. Now it looks like Samsung will be dealt another blow as an US ITC judge has recommended that Samsung’s products should be banned from being sold and imported into the US, claiming that these products have infringed upon some of Apple’s patents. The judge has also recommended that Samsung post a bond of 88% of the value of some of the devices that were named in his recommendation.
However it should be noted that this is merely a recommendation by a judge and it will require approval of the six-member ITC commission, so nothing is set in stone just yet. At the same time the judge has approved several workarounds that Samsung has created which should help clear the products of any patent infringements, at least as far as Apple’s patents are concerned. The phones that could be affected by the judge’s recommendation include the Samsung Transform, Acclaim, Indulge and Intercept.