That hardly means that the patent wars are over, however. Just yesterday, President Obama “failed” to veto an import ban ordered by the ITC, after Apple won against Samsung:
Impartial or not, it's hardly surprising to see that the South Korean government feels that Samsung, a company that accounts for 17% of the nation's GDP, was mistreated, being the one on foreign ground:
In case you're wondering, the South Koreans are referring to Obama's decision from just this August to reverse a ban proposed by the very same ITC on some Apple products, which had been found to infringe upon Sammy's intellectual property.
As is to be expected, Samsung itself is pretty disappointed too, and commented that the decision will only serve to reduce competition and limit choice for American consumers.
If anything, however, this is more of a moral blow to the Korean giant, than anything else, seeing as the devices that are being now outlawed are pretty much obsolete. Those include the Galaxy Nexus, the Galaxy S and SII and the Galaxy Tab 10.1, among others.