The Obama Administration's decision to veto a looming import ban on some iPhones and iPads was a huge relief for Apple, and a big setback for its arch IP rival, Samsung. It could also weaken the lure of the International Trade Commission as a venue for picking patent battles, especially in cases involving industrywide technical standards.
White House Hobbles Samsung, ITC in Apple Patent Fight
The Am Law Daily
August 6, 2013