Obama administration vetoes ITC ban on iPhone and iPads

President Obama and his administration has vetoed a ban imposed on the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 3G and iPad 2 3G by the ITC, a ban that would have gone into effect on August 5 but was vetoed just before its 60-day review period ended, with Ambassador Michael Froman, a U.S. trade representative, saying the decision was made after taking into account the “effect on competitive conditions in the U.S. economy and the effect on U.S. consumers.”

Samsung had been granted a win in one of its cases where Apple was found to be infringing one of Samsung’s standard-essential patents (SEP). SEPs are industry standard patents that must be licensed on a fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory basis (FRAND), but Apple believed Samsung was being exactly the opposite of fair in licensing the patent to Apple, which naturally Samsung opposed, saying the company “had been negotiating in good faith and that Apple remains unwilling to take a license.”

Well, whether it was Apple or Samsung that was at fault is a discussion for another time (and something we’ll never find out), but for now Samsung has been dealt quite a blow in its ongoing patent disputes with Apple. I guess they’ll just have to look forward to the next time they’re in court with the iPhone maker and hope they can grab a permanent win in whatever they’re fighting over then.


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3 years 8 months ago

United States of America is not a democracy ….The theft of the rights of others and says the U.S. economy suffers Why Do you stand on the shoulders of others …Valmama you prevent the sale of Samsung products?And allow to Apple owner thefts big ….Symbol is Aldktorre

3 years 8 months ago

Is anyone reLly surprised? The US government made a deal with Apple to replace 80% of the government IT system with Apple devices.

Apple can do whatever it wants, it’s got the US government in its pocket.

3 years 8 months ago

Let’s make a summary for those who don’t know why that’s a big new:

-U.S courts decided some time ago that some products of a korean company called Samsung should be banned due to copyright and/or patent reasons. As it was what a judge dictaminated those products were banned.

-US courts decided months later that some products of an american company called Apple should be bannedo due to copyright and/or patent reasons. It was also what a judge dictaminated but Obama thought “Hey, it’s an american company. We must let them do what they want so they can kick out foreign competition.” ANd Obama vetoes the court decission.

Aside from unfair from an ethic point of view, how else should we call it? Xenophobia?

3 years 8 months ago

Obama=zionist pupet