AllThingsD Week in Review: New iPads Ahead, HP’s “Pivotal Year” and Women at Twitter

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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Apple-Won Ban on Import of Certain Samsung Devices Upheld

Samsung’s appeal to President Barack Obama’s administration for a veto of an import ban on some of its mobile devices has failed.
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Samsung Hopes Obama Administration Will Veto Smartphone Ban

“The world is watching how Samsung is treated by the United States in this ‘smartphone war.'”
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HTC, Qualcomm Work on Redesigning Smartphone Chip

Taiwan’s HTC Corp. is working with Qualcomm Inc. on ways to alter a component for its flagship One smartphone and other new devices, after a preliminary U.S. court win by Finnish rival Nokia Corp. raised the possibility of an import ban in HTC’s major overseas market, people familiar with the matter said.

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ITC Says HTC Violated Nokia Patents

The U.S. International Trade Commission handed down a preliminary ruling in Nokia’s case against HTC, and it’s bad news for the Taiwanese company. ITC judge Thomas Pender found that HTC violated two of the three wireless patents at issue in the case. The full ITC, which has the power to block the importation of products found to infringe U.S. patents, is scheduled to issue a final decision in January.

What Does the Microsoft-Motorola Mobility Patent Case Mean for BlackBerry?

Potential grounds for renegotiating the patent licensing fees it pays to Google’s Motorola Mobility division.
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ATD Week in Review: Facebook Gets More Twittery and Kara’s Open Letter to Jeff Bezos

The week in AllThingsD, in one convenient post. You’re welcome!
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International Trade Commission Bans Certain Samsung Products, Saying Some Apple Patents Were Violated

However, it was a split ruling, with the agency finding no violations with regard to four other patents.
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Apple-Samsung Legal Battle Heats Up Again Friday

Two key rulings — one that could result in Samsung products being banned from import into the U.S. — are due from the International Trade Commission and from federal court.
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Appeals Court Revives Apple’s Multitouch Patent Case Against Google’s Motorola

It wasn’t a total victory for Apple, but the court did rule that some of Apple’s claims were worthy of further consideration.
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ITC Postpones iPhone Ban Decision