In an ongoing battle between the world's two leading tech giants, Samsung won a round against Apple when a U.S. trade agency ruled that the Silicon Valley bigwig had infringed on a patent owned by the Korean company.
The move by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has led to a ban on the import or sale of some older iPhone and iPad models like iPhone 3GS and iPad 3G in the U.S., distributed by AT&T.
Rob Enderle, principal analyst at technology consulting firm Enderle Group, said the new ban is "pretty serious" and could lead Samsung to try to extend it to newer Apple products, which would be more damaging.
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"Typically when these things are filed, they work with the products that are marketed at the time and that means they could be updated for existing products," Enderle told CNBC on Wednesday. "It is at least possible that Samsung will be able to [appeal to] alter the ruling for the more current products."
Enderle added that given the fact that Apple played "hard ball" with Samsung in the last U.S. ruling where they went for over $1 billion in damages, referring to an Apple win against Samsung in August 2012 where the damages were later reduced to about $600 million, Samsung is probably not going to be very "reasonable" when it comes to offering Apple a license to use the technology.