President fails to use veto; some older model Samsung devices are now impacted by import ban

President fails to use veto; some older model Samsung devices are now impacted by import ban
The 60 days that President Obama had to veto an import ban won by Apple against Samsung have now expired. That means that certain older devices from the Korean based manufacturer are no longer allowed to be shipped into the U.S. There will be many who feel that Obama's response is unfair since he vetoed a potential ban on the Apple iPhone 4 and other iPhone and iPad models earlier this year. That was the first presidential veto of a possible import ban since 1987.

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.

source: Bloomberg



1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

No biggie. These are ancient devices anyways.

6. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

It is a biggie. It's still about the fact that this lame president, just like the last one, showed who paid his campaign. He should be impeached and put on trial for war crimes, just like his predecessor. I wish the people of this nation weren't so stupid to actually believe the things these idiots say.

9. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

They are and unfortunately it's the future of this once great nation.

11. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

You are so right!!...

13. techaman unregistered

this is correct the fact he allowed apple in because his kids wanted one, and its and "American" company that makes phones over in china for pennys on the dollar and then sell them for hundreds it not thousands to others and most are made from parts from Samsung and lg. f the president bring in Hillary to fix the mess he continued to bring us.

29. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Why/how could Hillary fix it?

91. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Hillary won't fix anything. She is just as back as Obama/Shrub jr./Bill/Shrub Sr./Reagan/Etc. Politicians are all the same. None of them know what to believe until the polling comes out. Also, they all want supreme State power(intentionally capitalized). They just want to use it for their own specific purposes. (IE, the right wants the power of the state to prevent gays from marrying etc. The left wants to raise taxes, etc. ) This is the fundamental difference between liberty and tyranny, and it is BOTH PARTIES that stand in the way of the people and their freedoms.

22. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

A very ignorantly idiotic post.

85. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

How exactly. If you can't speak in specifics then STFU.

31. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

his predecessor wasn't impeached or put on trial for war crimes. idk what you're talking about. also, any alleged war crimes have nothing to do with this. keep it relevant or you're just trolling

70. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I don't think he meant that his predecessor was put on trial, but that he should be on trial, same as Obama.

87. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

At least someone here can read. Thanks for clarifying for 31. I guess some people can't be bothered to actually read, they just have to jump to conclusions based on a couple of key words.

86. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I never said he was. Reading is FuDaMeNtAl.

36. xtremesv

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

Yeap that's lame but understandable as the US has the largest corporacracy of the world. It's a pity that the power of their nation resides in those who can patronize politicians.

54. Dr.Tom

Posts: 47; Member since: May 11, 2013

War crimes? REALLY! You compare a liar who bankrupt our country (BUSH) with a lame black guy? You sound like an obtuse imbecile! The products are not for sale now for the last two years. This is just verbal diarrhea with no effects on real market.

84. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

You must be really dense. Also, you claim me to be "an obtuse imbecile" but yet you can't even put together a sentence. "The products are not for sale now for the last two years." WTF does this mean? Either it is not for sale not, or it hasn't been on sale in two years. The statement is redundant. Also, what is so hard to understand about war crimes? You claim "x" president bankrupted the country, but the national debt is on track to DOUBLE under the current admin. Not even the dipsh!t criminal shrub jr. did that. Shrub jr. took the national debt from ~6 trillion to ~10 trillion, Obama in half the time has gone from 10t to 16t in ALMOST HALF THE TIME. So please get a grip on reality before you speak next time. NO POLITICIAN actually cares about this country, they care about their next campaign donation and winning the next election AT ALL COSTS. DO YOU NOT GET THIS? Also, BOTH Shrub and Obama have killed INNOCENT people via drone strikes and other. Not to mention the deaths to a few american citizens WITHOUT DUE PROCESS. But I guess that is OK too, right? It's idiots like you that drive me insane. YOU ARE WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE WORLD, not just this country.

7. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012


15. Topcat488

Posts: 1416; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

USA! USA! USA! If you don't like it, LUMP it... Apple rules on this side of town, don't forget it.

26. gust3r3u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

yes it does, not something to be proud of tho ...

30. Ravail

Posts: 182; Member since: Oct 14, 2011

Lol Android rules this side of town... Get your facts straight. Android runs on 52% of smartphones in the US as of June 2013.

21. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

This is a HUGE decision because Samsung forced the issue at ITC. However, in the case of Samsung they were caught trying to extort Apple based on a FRAND-related 3G patent. Thus was Samsung's flawed strategy from the getco. When ITC banned Apple products, it only made sense the President veto the ban. Now when it's Samsung's turn, ITC was consistent except Samsung's flawed strategy came back to bite them in the butt. The President is not going to save Samsung that has been adjudicated in a court of law to steal IP. What the hell was Samsung smoking? Extorting companies using FRAND-related patents is just dumb -- just ask Google and Moto; it doesn't work. Samsung will learn the hard way in Europe and in the US. Just you wait.

24. Ronny666

Posts: 128; Member since: Jun 08, 2013


63. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

A perfect example of autolatry.

25. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

So your argument is because a court of law found them guilty of stealing ip previously, they should be found guilty of it anytime it comes about in the future? As I have said more times than I can count, this patent BS is being allowed to happen because we are leaving it in the companies' hands to resolve. That's like asking 5 year olds to play nice. The decision to resolve these matters needs to be taken out of their hands. And before anyone says anything about that being unfair, by going to the courts, they are already leaving the decision to someone else. Make this entity separate from the courts and have it ONLY deal with patent disputes. And as I have said before, set up a tiered system of patent value. Less important patents garner the least amount, essential patents get the highest amount.

60. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

As we speak, Samsung continues to challenge that judgement. Talk about being a sore loser.

65. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

ardent1, ask yourself is having 3G standard, Bluetooth standard, usb standard and other standards. Good for consumer? If so, how would you encourage companies to contribute technology to standard. you are a brain washed individual with little thought for any things other than the few beloved brands. Apple and Microsoft action are in fact tearing down the building block that advance our modern days technology.

71. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Like Apple doesnt continue to challenge judgement after judgement? They are challenging the judgement on the trial about conspiring with five major publishers. Talk about sore losers.

79. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

You are just being unctuous. You mean like how Samsung blatantly copied, was adjudicated as a copyist, AND then went after the head juror. That is the type of sore loser I am talking about.

92. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Samsung did not went after the head juror. The head juror couldn't keep his mouth shut, he is having too much enjoyment goating on how he single handed influnce the other juror into punishing Samsung. For old time sake. Yeah! that the truth and the head juror will repeat it again and again...if he has to.

2. vikingsfootball09

Posts: 112; Member since: Oct 02, 2013

more important is that the president showed the world that the u.s. government plays unfair. the u.s. justice system is so wrong and corrupt.

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