ITC Gives Apple Mixed Ruling on S3 Patents

The U.S. International Trade Commission released details of an earlier ruling against Apple Inc.that said some of the consumer electronics giant's products had violated patents owned by a company being acquired by a competitor. The ruling said Apple's computers violated two patents owned by S3 Graphics Co., which is being acquired by handset maker HTC Corp.  The ruling said Apple had not violated S3's patents in its mobile products, the popular iPhone and iPad devices.