Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th Aug 2013 11:12 UTC, submitted by Torbjorn Vik Lunde

Some older Samsung Electronics Co. mobile devices face a sales and import ban in the United States after a U.S. trade panel ruled for Apple Inc. in a high-profile patent infringement case.

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday ruled that South Korea's Samsung infringes on portions of two Apple Inc patents on digital mobile devices, covering the detection of headphone jacks and operation of touchscreens.

If Obama does not step in, two tiny patents like this can get devices banned, but refusal to accept FRAND terms, refusal to negotiate, all the while using the patent in question anyway does not.

Sure, this is not about protectionism. How cute.

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RE[2]: So when
by 0brad0 on Tue 13th Aug 2013 06:45 UTC in reply to "RE: So when"
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Yeah ;)

I hope they ban everything and the US becomes an Apple-only country. Then you can beg all you want, we'll just sit here with popcorn and beer and enjoy the show ;)

A country full of fools can have their Fisher Price toys. ;)

Edited 2013-08-13 06:54 UTC

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