Apple US International Trade Commission (ITC)

(IMG: Mobile Magazine.)

A ban on sales of older models of Appleā€˜s iPad and iPhone in the US has been overturned by the Obama administration.

In June, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled that Apple infringed a patent of rival Samsung.

Such patents are called standard essential patents and they cover technology that must be used to comply with standards set by the industry as a whole.

Apple welcomed the news and applauded Mr Obama for standing up for innovation. It added: Samsung was wrong to abuse the patent system in this way.

Koreas Samsung responded: The ITCs decision correctly recognized that Samsung has been negotiating in good faith and that Apple remains unwilling to take a license.

More info @ BBC

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