No Evidence Samsung Ban Hurts Consumers, ITC Staff Says

Law360, New York (June 25, 2013, 7:57 PM EDT) -- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has not provided evidence to back up its claim that consumers would be harmed if imports of its smartphones were banned for infringing Apple Inc.'s patents, the U.S. International Trade Commission's investigative staff said Friday.

An ITC judge ruled in October that Samsung's products infringe Apple's patents, and as the commission considers whether to issue an import ban, Samsung has argued that such a ruling would create a smartphone shortage and negatively impact consumers. 

In its brief, the ITC staff, which acts...
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