This isn't the end of the line for Samsung as the company can now appeal the decision in court which puts a halt on the import ban until a legal decision is rendered. The administration said that the nationality of the two companies played no part in the decision. Samsung says that its newer models work around two Apple patents, one for multitouch and the other involving a sensor for headphone jacks.
While Apple had no comment on the import ban, Samsung's Adam Yates said, "It (the import ban) will serve only to reduce competition and limit choice for the American consumer." Some of the models covered by the import ban include the Samsung Galaxy S 4G, the Samsung Fascinate, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab.