Image by CNET

Image by CNET

Following the decision from the Obama administration from earlier today to veto an ITC product ban on the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, first-generation 3G iPad, and 3G-capable iPad 2, both Apple and Samsung have responded.

Apple has praised the decision:

We applaud the Administration for standing up for innovation in this landmark case. Samsung was wrong to abuse the patent system in this way.

Samsung is not happy with the move:

We are disappointed that the U.S. Trade Representative has decided to set aside the exclusion order issued by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). The ITC’s decision correctly recognized that Samsung has been negotiating in good faith and that Apple remains unwilling to take a license.

Today’s decision is not the first time in which the United States has sided with Apple over Samsung. Last summer, a California court granted Apple a $1 billion dollar verdict in a wide ranging case regarding Apple and Samsung’s mobile product design patents. Apple CEO Tim Cook called that win an “important day for Apple and for innovators everywhere.”

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11 Responses to “Apple ‘applauds’ veto of ITC iPhone/iPad ban, Samsung ‘disappointed’”

  1. Ezhik says:

    America is saved once again.

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  2. chefpastry says:

    It was a jury that sided with Apple last summer, not the United States.

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    • nobodyatwp says:

      No, it was a mis-informed but so called expert head juror that was a major problem here. The court was a joke too, not allowing any kind of fair defence by Samsung. That case was a farce as far as I am concerned, and the final cost wan’t a billion dollars, it was much less in the end — an amount of money that doesn’t hurt Samsung, doesn’t reward Apple. All over it was a terribly bad judgement by the jury that should never have found Samsung guilty.

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  3. thejuanald says:

    Apple buying the presidency right here. Also, what the hell does their stupid statement mean? “Standing up for innovation”, really? That’s a load of crap.

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  4. lol, check the stock prices.

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  5. I have never understood the nature of these lawsuits – Apple is using someone else chipset (presumably Qualcomm or Broadcom) – why is Apple sued here and not the chipset manufacturer. If these chipsets isn’t legal, then how is it even being sold to Apple or others to manufacture their devices?

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  6. We are disappointed that the U.S. Trade Representative has decided to set aside the exclusion order issued by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). The ITC’s decision correctly recognized that Samsung has been negotiating in good faith and that Apple remains unwilling to take a license.

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