Obama has denied Samsung’s veto request, deciding to instead allow the ban prohibiting the company from exporting older models of Galaxy S, Galaxy SII, Galaxy Nexus, and Galaxy Tab 10.1 to the United States. This in line with the copyright infringement tangle of which we need not revisit.
Forget the bottom line, it’s really all about respecting consumer rights says Sammy:
“It will serve only to reduce competition and limit choice for the American consumer,” the company said in a statement.
Trade rep Michael Froman emphasized that the decision was not America looking out for its own nor, as some have suggested, that “the specter of U.S. protectionism is looming large.”
“The nationality of the companies involved played no role in the review process,” he said. “Both Samsung and Apple are important contributors to the US economy and help advance innovation and technological progress.”
Samsung has the option of delaying the ban by taking it to the U.S.
Apple’s Appeals Court. I’ll bet a buck that they do.