An anonymous reader writes: A preliminary ruling from the International Trade Commission today found that Apple did not violate four of Samsung's patents in the design of the iPhone. "The patents in the complaint are related to 3G wireless technology, the format of data packets for high-speed transmission, and integrating functions like web surfing with mobile phone functions." The complaint was filed by Samsung in 2011, and a final confirmation is due next January. Apple has similar claims against Samsung awaiting ITC judgment; the preliminary ruling is expected in mid-October.
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