ITC To Probe Apple's IP Claims Against Samsung

Law360, New York (August 2, 2011, 2:52 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission announced Tuesday it would investigate Apple Inc.'s allegations that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. imports mobile phone handsets and tablet computers that infringe its patents, as the companies continue to battle over smartphone technology.

Apple filed a complaint with the ITC in early July, claiming that South Korea-based Samsung has imported for sale smartphones and tablet computers, including those in the Galaxy line, that infringe Apple's utility and design patents.

The patent infringement war between the two companies spans at least four...
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