Samsung Takes Another Victory In Apple Patent War

Hot on the heels of its victory over Apple's 'all your rectangles belong to us' patent in Holland Samsung has scored a potentially bigger win in the US, after the ITC found in its favour with a final judgement today.

The result means that 3G versions of the iPhone prior to the 4S, and 3G versions of the iPad and iPad 2 will be banned from sale in the US. More importantly Apple will be liable to make compensation payments on each device.

Given the somewhere well north of 80 million of these devices have been sold, those compensation payments from Apple won't have to be much on a per device basis to wipe a big hole in the (disputed) billion dollar settlement Apple won over Samsung last year.