Obama lifts import ban on older iPhones and iPad with veto




The U.S. government has vetoed that causes the import ban on older iPhones and iPads is lifted. The injunction was issued earlier in the U.S. after Apple was found to infringe a patent of Samsung guilty.

That is in a public letter that was put online and is addressed to the Chairman of the International Trade Commission, which last month import ban spoke for several older iPhone and iPad models. According to the Obama administration, the judgment too much influence on American consumers and competition among manufacturers, which is chosen. Veto

In a reaction against All Things D has Apple announced pleased with the veto of the U.S. government, while Samsung logically correctly indicated to be disappointed. Apple had already appealed the decision of the ITC appeal, but this does not seem to now longer needed. According to The Wall Street Journal is the first time since 1987 that the government a veto pronounce in a case involving the ITC import ban imposed.

The import ban that the ITC last month spoke covered the iPhone 4, 3GS and 3G, as the first versions of the iPad and iPad 2 that over 3G feature. According to the ITC, Apple had infringed a patent from Samsung with number 7,486,644 . This is a so-called standard essentials patent, meaning that Samsung should have given it. Under reasonable terms For this reason, Apple protested against the decision of the ITC, while Samsung just indicated that Apple was not willing to take a license. Moreover, Samsung despite a veto by Obama still claim compensation from Apple.


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