iphone-ipad.jpgIPNews® – Samsung Electronics Co. has infringed four Apple Inc. patents for smartphone and tablet technology, according to a U.S. International Trade Commission administrative law judge’s initial ruling published Wednesday.

The patents found to be infringed cover headphone audio plug connector and touch screen technology, while certain other patents Apple asserted, including one for the

samsung.jpgIPNews® – The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether Samsung Electronics Co. abused its market position and acted anti-competitively with respect to its licensing commitments for its standard-essential patents, Apple Inc. said Monday.

The DOJ has joined the European Commission in looking into whether Samsung violated its commitments to license the standard-essential patents it

iphone-apps.jpgIPNews® – The U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday kicked off a probe into whether Apple Inc. is importing iPhones, iPads and other products into the U.S. that infringe patents held by Motorola Mobility LLC.

Motorola asked the ITC to investigate the alleged infringement a month ago. The ITC emphasized that its decision to institute