“Samsung Electronics Co.’s first U.S. patent victory over Apple Inc. may prove fleeting if the iPhone maker rolls out new products before the government’s ban on older devices takes effect,” Susan Decker and Adam Satariano report for Bloomberg.

“Apple has several avenues to string out, if not eliminate, damage from an import ban ordered by a U.S. trade panel yesterday on devices including the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 3G. It can appeal to President Barack Obama and an appeals court, and lobby Customs officials charged with enforcing import bans,” Decker and Satariano report.

Decker and Satariano report, “T-Mobile said yesterday it ‘doesn’t anticipate any impact of current and future supply of Apple devices.’ AT&T said it expects ‘minimal, if any, impact for customers wanting an iPhone 4 or iPad 2.’ The Cupertino, California-based Apple has indicated it won’t give up without a fight, even if only a few of the models it currently sells are blocked.”

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