A US International Trade Commission judge ruled that Apple does not infringe on patents owned by Samsung.
The ruling, of course, follows Apple’s court case victory against the latter with over $1 billion being awarded to the iPhone firm in damages.
ITC Judge James Gildea’s preliminary ruling found that Apple did not violate a total of four patents owned by their rival. In particular, the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch product lines were cleared of infringing Samsung patents by.
The complaint, which was first filed by Samsung in mid-2011, is preliminary, meaning that the ITC still has to make a final decision on the case. Gildea’s ruling will either be approved or overturned at a hearing in January.