Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Samsung Can't Import Some Smartphones and Tablets - President Obama Won't Veto ITC Ban

On October 8, Bloomberg reports Samsung Loses Bid for Obama Veto of Apple-Won Import Ban. The administration vetoed Samsung's ITC ban, and now the reverse? Is the Obama's administration siding with an American company over a Korean one? It is not completely unreasonable to wonder after reading this article, because it is not that clear.

Even if the Obama administration was right to veto Samsung's ITC ban but not Apple's, it should explain how the different facts drove the different results.

Mr. Edward Black, president of the Computer & Communications Industry Association, which counts Samsung and Google as members, claims the veto of the Apple import ban was based on political pressure and favoritism, which sounds plausible, but was not supported by evidence discussed in the article.

For more details Apple's patent infringement case against Samsung is "In the Matter of Electronic Digital Media Devices, 337-796, and Samsung’s case is In the Matter of Electronic Devices, Including Wireless Communication Devices, Portable Music and Data Processing Devices, and Tablet Computers, 337-794, both US ITC.

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