Obama Veto Of IPhone Ban Could Defang ITC In SEP Cases

Law360, New York (July 29, 2013, 7:40 PM EDT) -- A decision by the Obama administration this week on whether to veto a U.S. International Trade Commission order barring some imports of Apple Inc.'s iPhone could set new U.S. policy on the use of standard-essential patents and render the ITC a lame duck in such cases, attorneys say.

Apple has asked the White House to overrule the trade body and state that ITC exclusion orders are not available in cases that involve patents essential to industry standards, like the Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. patent that older...
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