“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.