The intellectual property rights debate is once again in the spotlight. The Obama administration overturned an International Trade Commission (ITC) ruling against Apple. This veto marks history as no such decision has been made against the ITC in more than 25 years.
Smartphone companies are increasingly relying on patents to outrun their competitors. Apple and Samsung, the most notable pairing, have been battling out patent issues in the courts for the past two years.
This veto allowed for the initial June 2013 ruling to be overturned that banned the sale of older iPhone and iPad models due to a patent infringement with Samsung at the time.
The United States Trade Representative Michael Froman believes the veto is vital in order to prevent harm to both consumers and the U.S. economy.
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