U.S. ITC delays decision in Apple-Samsung patent fight

“The U.S. International Trade Commission, which hears many patent fights, on Friday extended its deadline for ruling on whether Apple Inc infringes patents owned by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in making the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad,” Reuters reports.

“The ITC had said it would make a decision on Friday,” Reuters reports, “but delayed it until Tuesday, June 4.”

Reuters reports, “It gave no reason for the extension.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: General incompetence? Government worker sense of urgency? TGIF Happy Hour? All three?

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  1. Really? Can’t we just lynch these people and be done with it? Do these people believe that they’re faithfully executing their office? Do they think they can shake Samfuck for a few more bucks before they find in their favor?

  2. MDN, it gets really, really old sometimes. Plenty of good, hard-working people work for federal, state, and local governments in this country. Someday you may need some assistance of some type…robbery, fire, natural disaster, missing person, terrorism, chemical release, terrorist act, lost in national park, unemployed after publishing smartass comments too many times…whatever. One of these days you will need some assistance. I deeply, sincerely hope that you get a rare government representative who actually embodies your general opinion of all government employees, or one of the many competent ones who have read too many of your snarky and ignorant comments.

    1. again
      opinions are like assholes; we all have them and occassionally
      they are lucid, clear, yet, at other times, such as this case, they are constricted and full of shit,
      now if y’all would please share with us the statistics to support your opinion “……Plenty of good, hard-working people work for federal, state, and local governments in this country…’, so we can evaluate based on fact, great; if not, please include a disclaimer such as “IMHO” or not, in which case, kindly STFU
      happy trails

    2. “Someday you may need some assistance of some type…robbery, fire, natural disaster, missing person, terrorism, chemical release, terrorist act, lost in national park…”

      I see “protection against infringement of patented IP” is not on your list.

    3. Kingmel, have you ever had to deal with a government office and been infuriated by lack of competence, relevant skills, and even a general sense of any sort of urgency or compassion?

      In some countries, governments attract highly skilled and competent individuals, and these are paid well and respected. In the US we hire people out of high school with minimal skills and training, offer them stable jobs with benefits and job security, and do not expect much in return. The jobs are not necessarily the top paying jobs available bit they pay decent wages and offer stability and benefits.

      The take away is they rarely attract the best people and in some senses they have a culture that effectively prevents people from striving hard to achieve and instead pulls for mediocrity.

      MDN may seem over the top to you, but I assure you that their sentiments while a bit harsh are grounded in a reality born by a lot of people’s experience of government workers and people who have to suffer through the results of hiring a bunch of mediocre workers and giving them power over our lives.

  3. I had a feeling these pussies would do something like this. Watch them go in favor of the perps in the end. I wouldn’t be surprised if these no balls decision makers wimp out again!

  4. I think these people are ShameScam shills. Everyone apparently “loves” ScumScam nowadays because of some alleged “innovation” that’s really just copies of Apple’s innovation. These Analysts should just shut up already.

  5. I think we need the equivalent of “do not resuscitate” orders. People who hate government should be denied any direct or indirect benefit from government services. Let the police, fire, and medical services focus on people who don’t despise them. Folks who hate the judicial system shouldn’t be allowed to use it. Let them work out their own issues, like people in Somalia or the Eastern Congo. That’s what a society without government looks like.

  6. Man is not free unless government is limited. – Ronald Reagan

    The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much.To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will. – Ronald Reagan

    The way to prosperity is not more bureaucracy and redistribution of wealth but less government and more freedom for the entrepreneur and for the creativity of the individual. – Ronald Reagan

    We know what to do. How about after this wasted 8 years of statist fantasies and their resultant malaise blessedly ends, we finally set about doing it?

  7. When we deprive people of what they have earned, or take away their jobs, we destroy their dignity and undermine their families. — Ronald Reagan

    True U.S. Unemployment Rate Hits 23% ~ Highest Since Great Depression – May 2, 2013

    I think the best possible social program is a job. — Ronald Reagan

    Obamacare + Food Stamps = Jobless “Recovery” – May 16, 2013

    The federal government has taken too much tax money from the people, too much authority from the states, and too much liberty with the Constitution. — Ronald Reagan

    Hope and Change: Medicaid and Disability at Record Highs; America is Becoming a Nation of Dependency – May 30, 2013

    Nations crumble from within when the citizenry asks of government those things which the citizenry might better provide for itself. — Ronald Reagan

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