Apple hasn't violated any Samsung patents according to a preliminary ruling from the International Trade Commission.
Apple and Samsung have been duking out patent disputes in 10 countries for some time now. In August, a US court awarded Apple more than $1 billion (£660 million) in damages citing Samsung infringed on Apple's design patents.
Earlier in August, a South Korean court ruled that Apple and Samsung infringed on each others' patents. The court made Apple pay Samsung 40m South Korean won (£22,000, $35,000) and Samsung pay 25m won (£14,000, $22,000) in damages. Meaning Samsung came ahead 25m won.
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However, the court battles are far from over. The ITC is expected to have a full commission weigh in on the ruling in January and will either uphold or overturn the decision. Also, Samsung is due back in US courts December 6 to see if any of eight devices will be banned from US sale.