The International Trade Comission (ITC) has ruled that Apple has infringed on a Samsung patent. The consequences of the ruling: Apple is now facing a halt on all imports and sales in the US of the iPhone 4, iPhone 3, iPhone 3GS as well as the iPad 3G and iPad 2 3G. It should be noted that this will only affect AT&T models that used the 3G technology stated in the Samsung patent.
The import-ban order can be reversed by president Obama but this seldom happens. Apple representatives have stated that they plan to appeal.
This is just another case in the legal battles Samsung and Apple are involved in worldwide.
In a separate patent fight, the US federal court in 2012 ordered Samsung to pay $1 billion for patent infringement of Apple technology. Samsung managed to cut the ruling by half.