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New iPhone 4G 2010: Release date delay over Patent violation?

It has been confirmed that a Taiwanese maker of chips and touchscreens has accused Apple of violating one of their multi-touch patents – asking the U.S. International Trade Commission to ban all future imports and sales of Apple products.

It sounds like a big deal doesn’t it? As Apple Insider explains, Elan Microelectronics are the company in question, and they are seeking a ban on products such as the iPhone, iPod Touch as well as the upcoming iPad.

Elan thinks that Apple knew about the violation, but continued to ignore it anyway. The decision is now in the hands of the ITC, who must deicde whether to investigate this or not. If they do, it is thought that it could take as much as 15 months to come to a conclusion.

Could this have any bearing on the release of a new iPhone expected this year? Let us know your thoughts on this.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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