Samsung has asked the ITC for an import ban against the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, according to FOSS Patents.

Apple recently amended its complaint with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and countersued Samsung in South Korea (where Samsung had previously filed one of four complaints with which it responded to Apple’s original complaint). While Apple may soon seek a preliminary injunction against the Galaxy product range in federal court, Apple has not (yet) filed an ITC compaint against Samsung (though Apple routinely lodges and defends itself against ITC complaint, such as in its disputes with Nokia, Motorola, HTC and Eastman Kodak).

The relationship between Apple and Samsung seems to have rapidly deteriorated since Apple first sued Samsung for copying the iPhone and iPad. Recent reports suggest that Apple will have its A6 processor manufactured by TSMC instead of Samsung and may source future components from other suppliers.

[via MacStories]

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