Apple Import Ban Would Not Harm Public, ITC Office Says

Law360, New York (April 4, 2013, 4:51 PM EDT) -- A U.S. International Trade Commission office told the commissioners Wednesday that an import ban on certain models of Apple Inc.'s iPhone and iPad based on alleged infringement of a Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. patent was not likely to harm the public interest.

Responding to the commission's call for comments as to whether an exclusion order that could affect certain Apple products, including versions of the iPhone and iPad, would harm the public interest, the ITC Office of Unfair Import Investigations said it did not believe an...
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