ITC’s Apple Import Ban Would Set Dangerous Precedent: Sens.

Law360, New York (July 31, 2013, 1:48 PM EDT) -- Four U.S. senators on Tuesday warned the White House that a potential decision to ban some imports of Apple Inc.'s iPhone and iPad due to its infringement of a standard-essential patent held by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. could stifle innovation and hike costs for consumers.

Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Mike Lee, R-Utah, Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and James Risch, R-Idaho, voiced their concerns in a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman. While not explicitly taking a position on the merits of the Apple-Samsung fight, the lawmakers...
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