(IMG: Mobile Magazine.)
A ban on sales of older models of Apple‘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.