The Apple-Samsung patent war keeps grinding on with no end in sight. Samsung’s latest request to continue to ship some older Android devices to the US market was rejected by the Obama administration.
Score a rare win for Apple.
The Samsung devices have been found to violate at least two of Apple’s patents:
It isn’t clear which Samsung products will be banned. However, more recent Samsung devices will not be banned. Most likely this will only affect lower end models that aren’t that popular anyway.
Normally, the executive branch does not get involved in decisions by the US International Trade Commission (ITC), and even more rarely veto’s an ITC action. But recently the White House vetoed the ITC’s ban on some older iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 3G, and iPad 2 3G devices after Apple lost to Samsung in a different patent infringement suit.
With the continuing tit-for-tat patent battles that continue to define the strange supplier/supplee relationship, who knows when and how this will finally end.
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