Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Not at Risk of Being Banned from U.S. Even if ITC Upholds Judge’s Decision on Text-Selection Feature Patent Infringement

A legal battle between Samsung and Apple over a copyright infringement dispute covering Apple’s text-selection patent could lead to the ban on the older Samsung devices in the United States.


Samsung Galaxy S4 benchmark tests.

However, the final decision by the International Trade Commission (ITC), expected by August 2013, could be an empty victory for Apple since the Galaxy S4, likely to be released by May or June is not covered by the case filed by Apple in mid-2011. By August, thousands of S4 devices could already be in the hands of American consumers.

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