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Obama vetoes Apple sales ban in U.S.

Obama vetoes Apple sales ban in U.S.

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In an unexpected move, the Obama administration vetoed an
earlier ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission that would have resulted in a sales ban of some older Apple
devices.

That ban, set to formally begin Monday, was decided in early
June after Samsung accused Apple of infringing on its patents.

The president had 60 days to review the decision and intervene, something that hadn’t happened with an ITC decision
since 1987.

In the veto, sent to ITC Chairman Irving Williamson by U.S. Trade
Representative Michael Froman, Froman said he disapproved of
the earlier ruling, and had based that decision on the effect it had on “competitive conditions in the U.S. economy and the effect on U.S. consumers.”

In particular, Froman said the U.S. needed to pay close attention to standards essential patents and their licensing in order to promote “innovation and economic progress.”

“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,” Samsung said following the decision. “The ITC’s decision correctly recognized that Samsung has been negotiating in good faith and that Apple remains unwilling to take a license.”

“We applaud the administration for standing up for innovation in
this landmark case,” Apple said in a statement. “Samsung was
wrong to abuse the patent system in this way.”

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