Obama Administration Vetoes Apple Product Ban

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The Obama administration on Saturday issued a veto on a proposed potential ban on a number of Apple products in the U.S., including some iPhones and iPad devices.

“After extensive consultations with the agencies of the Trade Policy Staff Committee and the Trade Policy Review Group … I have decided to disapprove the USITC’s determination to issue an exclusion order and cease and desist order in this investigation,” a letter from the U.S. government to United States International Trade Commission Chairman Irving A. Williamson said.

The president’s veto comes in response to a ruling made by the USITC in June, granting the South Korean electronics giant Samsung’s request for an import ban on older iPhones and iPads, which the ITC found to infringe one of Samsung’s standards-essential patents. The order would have affected only AT&T iPhone models prior to the 4S, as well as the iPad 2 and earlier iPad versions.

“We applaud the administration for standing up for innovation in this landmark case. Samsung was wrong to abuse the patent system in this way,” an Apple spokeswoman told AllThingsD.

Update 1:26 pm PT: A Samsung spokesman provided AllThingsD with the following comment: “We are disappointed that the U.S. Trade Representative has decided to set aside the exclusion order issued by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). The ITC’s decision correctly recognized that Samsung has been negotiating in good faith and that Apple remains unwilling to take a license.”

Apple was involved in an ongoing appeals process to overturn the ITC’s June ruling, arguing that the decision would cause “long-term, dynamic harm” to competition and innovation. The ITC was expected to deliver its final ruling on the appeal on Aug. 9.

As The Wall Street Journal noted, this is the first time an administration has vetoed a product ban ruling by the ITC since the Reagan administration issued a veto in 1987.

“The Administration is committed to promoting innovation and economic progress, including through providing adequate and effective protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights,” the letter said.

Samsung is still free to pursue further litigation and patent-infringement claims through the courts.

Read the Obama Administration letter in full, below:
http://allthingsd.com/20130803/obama-vetoes-apple-product-ban/
 

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So, it's OK for Apple to patent rectangles with rounded corners, then sue Samsung to keep them from selling a product, but it's abuse of the patent system when Samsung turns the tables?


Yeah, fuck Apple.
 

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I will not have this slander, sir. Give the man some credit for how far he's come. He started out as just an idealistic, young, radical socialist and he was able to pull himself up by his bootstraps (and America's white guilt) to become a wealthy, cynical, deceitful, elitist, crony capitalist. Let the guy enjoy some victory protectionism to celebrate his accomplishments.
 

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Why is this administration so blatantly Anti-American? I have never seen an administration who ignores and wantonly breaks laws I can't wait till this shitmouth is out of office.
 

Lord Zero

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Why is this administration so blatantly Anti-American? I have never seen an administration who ignores and wantonly breaks laws I can't wait till this shitmouth is out of office.
That's been every administration since Teddy Roosevelt, as far as I can tell. The Obama Administration's real benchmark is arrogance and open contempt for both the law and self-restraint.
 

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“We applaud the administration for standing up for innovation in this landmark case. Samsung was wrong to abuse the patent system in this way,” an Apple spokeswoman told AllThingsD.
If that's really true, then the administration should've pushed for fixing the patent system, instead of just making an exception for one company.

And Apple is really, really dumb to gloat about this. The more they do that, the more likely it is that other countries will retaliate in kind.
 
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WTF is Kodak suing for... nevermind interference in patent sales well and other stuff.
 

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“We applaud the administration for standing up for innovation in this landmark case. Samsung was wrong to abuse the patent system in this way,” an Apple spokeswoman told AllThingsD.
Yes, because Apple hasn't abused the patent system ever. :haha7:
 

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I'm glad to know that unemployment is at zero and all of our veterans are home and being taken care of that the President can concentrate on whether or not the newest smartphone can be released on schedule.
 

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I'm glad to know that unemployment is at zero and all of our veterans are home and being taken care of that the President can concentrate on whether or not the newest smartphone can be released on schedule.
MayrMeninoCrash, you give me a glimmer of hope in liberals