“The South Korean government on Monday expressed concerns about the decision by the United States to overrule a sales ban of some Apple Inc. models,” Hyunjoo Jin reports for Reuters.
“The Obama administration vetoed a U.S. trade panel’s ban on the import and sale of some older iPhones and iPads, reversing a ruling that had favored South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. over Apple in their long-running patent battle,” Jin reports. “The move was vehemently criticized by the South Korean media as ‘protectionism.'”
MacDailyNews Take: This is oh-sooo surprising, especially since Samsung has both the South Korean government and the South Korean media nestled snugly in their hip pocket.
Jin reports, “The ministry called on the U.S. trade body and the Obama administration to make ‘fair and reasonable decisions’ as Samsung faces a decision on Friday as to whether some of its phones and tablets infringed on Apple’s patents and should be banned from imports into the United States.”
MacDailyNews Take: If you want that, then stop abusing fair and reasonable terms over Standard-Essential Patents, slavish copier.
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MacDailyNews Take: If our mobile computing CE industry was based on stealing a U.S. company’s IP and committing rampant trade dress infringement against the same U.S. company, and then, all of a sudden, the U.S. finally grew a pair, we’d be concerned, too.
http://macdailynews.com/2013/08/05/south-korea-concerned-about-u-s-decision-to-overrule-apple-iphone-ipad-sales-ban/ – August 5, 2013
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