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The International Trade Commission has reversed an earlier ruling in a case that found Apple (AAPL) - Get Apple Inc. Report infringed on a Qualcomm (QCOM) - Get Qualcomm Inc Report patent.

It was the second ruling of the day in a complicated and long-running dispute between the companies.

In its latest action, the ITC review disagreed with an administrative law judge's ruling last September that Apple had infringed on one of Qualcomm's patents.

At the time the ITC administrative law judge decided that an import ban was not the correct remedy. As part of Tuesday's decision, which is final and terminates the investigation, no remedial orders will be issued.  

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It was the second decision of the day in a long-running battle between Apple and Qualcomm.

Earlier, ITC Judge Mary Joan McNamara determined that Apple had infringed on another Qualcomm patent and recommended an import ban on some iPhones. That decision is only a determination, however, and is not yet binding. 

Qualcomm has won iPhone sales bans in Germany and China based on infringement claims, however the ban in China isn't yet being enforced and Apple has modified some of its phones in Germany to comply with the ruling there.

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Apple shares rose $1.25, or 0.67% in after-hours action. During the regular session the stock fell $1.95, or 1%.

Qualcomm shares fell 25 cents, or 0.4% in after-hours action. During the regular session the stock had gained $1.36, or 2.4%.