Dec 12, 2013 - 05:15 PM EST — AAPL: 560.54 (-0.82, -0.15%) | NASDAQ: 3998.403 (-5.41, -0.14%)
“Everyone and their brother knows the Obama administration has overturned a Samsung-inspired ITC ban on US imports of some Apple products — but if you read the administration’s message, I suspect there could be far more trouble in store for the Korean company as competition regulators look at how it does business,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld. “It’s all in the administration’s response to Samsung’s attempt to usurp the meaning of FRAND patents. Is it appropriate that the company has refused to follow the spirit of such patents in order to harm the interests of its biggest competitor?”
Evans writes, “I feel a little like a canary in a coal mine as I write this. I recognize the customary cohorts of Samsung fans will reject these arguments even while the most rabid Apple fans will attempt to whip the discussion up. I’m not really aiming to stimulate either group in this, simply proposing a question I think will soon be discussed by US trade authorities. That question is: ‘Is Samsung’s way of doing business anti-competitive under US law?’”
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