President Barack Obama vetoed an International Trade Commission (ITC) ban on some models of the iPhone and iPad today.
The ban started in June and only affected older models like the iPhone 4 and the iPad 2 with cellular data connection. At the time, the ITC said those devices violated patents from Samsung.
Since iPhones and iPads are made overseas, the ITC was able to block them from being imported to the U.S. Obama's veto today means Apple will be able to ship those devices without worry.
It's good to see that Obama is completely bypassing illegal actions of Apple, the bans of ITC and simply saying F-U to every company that's not Apple out there.
Talk about free market and legal system. A great way to create inequality in the market.
What a signal to every non-American company that some American companies simply play by a completely different set of rules.
I wonder if he'll veto Samsung's infringements as well? /s