Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Jun 2013 12:49 UTC
Legal "The ITC has banned Company X from importing some models of Phone A and Tablet B because they infringe on a Company Y patent. In a cease and desist order issued today, the International Trade Commission ordered Company X to stop importing AT&T models of the Phone A, the Phone B and C, the Tablet A, and the Tablet B into the US." Commentary if you're cheering for Company X: it's entirely unfair to ban entire products just because of infringement on a single patent. The patent system sucks! Commentary if you're cheering for Company Y: Company X are a bunch of thieves who never invent anything on their own. The patent system is a great thing that protects American companies. Up next week: role reversal, regurgitation of the same 'arguments', just the other way around! Ugh.
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Presidential Veto
by robojerk on Fri 7th Jun 2013 04:51 UTC
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Obama might veto the ruling. I don't think he will (at least I hope he won't), but Tim Cook was Michelle Obama's guest at the "State of the Union Address" so I won't say it's not impossible..

Hypothetically, what would happen if Obama veto'd the ITC ruling? Samsung can't really decide to pick up their ball and go home (exit the US market).

Edited 2013-06-07 04:52 UTC

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