Apple Watches Face Import Ban In Patent Dispute

The Hill reports:

President Biden has upheld an International Trade Commission (ITC) ruling that could result in an import ban on the Apple Watch, according to AliveCor, a medical device company that has accused Apple of patent infringement.

The California startup said it was informed of Biden’s decision by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on Tuesday. It’s the first ITC ruling against Apple to clear presidential review.

The administration’s decision to uphold a potential ban on imports of the tech product sets the stage for a high-stakes legal battle. The ITC ruled in December that Apple infringed on AliveCor’s wearable electrocardiogram patents.

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