Cupertino-based, Apple Inc. emerged successful in its battle against the S3 Graphics Co, after a decision by the International Trade Commission (ITC) tilted in its favour, confirms Reuters. S3 Graphics Co had approached the ITC in May 2010, and subsequently filed a lawsuit against Apple claiming that the iPhone maker had infringed on as many as four patents, pertaining to compressing data for transmission and then decompressing it. S3 had, in its complaint stated that Apple used this technology in its iPhones, the iPad, iPod touch and some Apple computers.
During the course of the lawsuit, S3 had even seeked an import ban in the United States on Apple products, which infringed on their patents.One of ITC's internal judges stated in their ruling that they found Apple guilty of infringing only two of the four patents mentioned. This ruling from the internal judge, however found resistance from the entire ITC commission, as they didn't find Apple guilty of violating any patents. The case was subsequently shut.