Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th Aug 2013 11:00 UTC
Legal Ed Black, President & CEO of the Computer & Communications Industry Association:

The Administration’s unprecedented decision to veto an ITC "Section 337" import ban against Apple for infringing Samsung's intellectual property is a disruptive and potentially dangerous development that calls into question the fairness of our trading regime and could undermine the way US companies are treated globally.


Adjudication by USTR fiat, however, is unacceptable and invites other countries to do the same. While Ambassador Froman's letter cites policy issues, it offers little helpful analysis or guidance. And it ignores the ITC's determination that Apple failed to prove either that Samsung's patent was a standard-essential patent or that Samsung breached its obligation to a standards-setting organization.

Well said.

This is the core of the problem with Obama's veto. Not only did he completely and utterly contradict the findings of an expert panel of judges who investigated all the materials in great detail, he also sent out a very strong message: if you're a foreign company doing business in the US, you will be treated as a second class citizen. Combined with the endless stream of negative press concerning surveillance and which hunts for whistleblowers, the US just got a whole lot less enticing for technology companies.

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RE[7]: Comment by Stephen!
by novad on Sat 10th Aug 2013 18:08 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Stephen!"
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Foreign ignorance and perception isn't the concern of the United States Trade Representative when he is tasked with ensuring that the public interest is respected

Thank you for making my point. You just didn't say "US public interest" but it was obvious. So... We agree that this was a decision to protect US interests.

This isn't again an impactful decision besides telling the ITC they got it wrong.

Oh wow... You don't often check international medias. This IS a big story. It's in every news media. And to be clear... It's not the "standard" coverage of an Apple vs Samsung trial. It's the veto and the international implications of this overuling that are reported.

So if Samsung has as strong a case as Thom thinks, they can go back through our Court system and have their concerns heard. Not an unelected panel of officials which is already overburdened (it takes at least 18 months for ITC decisions to be handed down).

Well no... Samsung can't go back to court. At least not about this ruling. No juge in the US can overule a presidential Veto. Samsung can try to obtain a new ruling about a new or modified case. But that's all.

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