Samsung found to infringe Apple’s patent for text-selection feature

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A judge with the United States International Trade Commission found in a preliminary decision that Samsung (005930) infringed upon Apple’s (AAPL) patented technology for text selection, Reuters reported. ITC judge Thomas Pender said that Samsung infringed upon Apple’s intellectual property by including the text-selection feature in its smartphones and tablets. Samsung was found not guilty of infringing upon a second patent that dealt with the ability to detect microphones and other devices when plugged into a headphone jack. If the full commission decides to uphold Pender’s ruling then Samsung will face an import ban for its Galaxy, Transform and Nexus devices, among others, into the United States. A final decision is expected in August.

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