The International Trade Commission (ITC) has pushed back its scheduled Jan. 14 final ruling an Apple and Samsung patent infringement case to Feb. 6, reports “FOSS Patents” (http://tinyurl.com/afrmm3x).
Originally, the U.S. trade agency was scheduled to hand down its final ruling on Jan. 14, which would have been four months after Administrative Law Judge E. James Gildea’s September 14, 2012 preliminary ruling that recommended the wholesale dismissal of Samsung’s complaint. However, in a determination signed on Friday (which entered the electronic docket of the case only today), it extended the target date for this investigation until Feb. 6.
This is all part of the ongoing, global legal battle. Apple and Samsung have filed more than 30 lawsuits against each other across four continents. For example, Apple alleges that Samsung copied the slide-to-unlock technology of its iPhone and iPad devices.