Seoul concerned about US veto in Apple
The South Korean government said it was worried about apossible negative impact of a ruling by the United States Trade Representative (USTR) on protecting patents held by Korea airmax n manufacturer Samsung, the Trade Ministry in Seoul said in a statement Monday.
On Saturday, the USTR overruled a June decision by the US International Trade Commission (USITC), which imposed a sales ban on some older models of Apple products.
At the time, airmax USITC ruled that Apple’s iPhone 4 and iPhone 3, as well as a variation of the iPad 2 must not be im airmax ported from China and sold in the US because they violated a patent held by Samsung.
However, the US Trade Representative Michael Fromm said the Obama administration’s decision to lift the ban was based on its effects on competitive conditions in the US airmax economy and the effect on consumers. It was the first time since 1987 that the USTR has overruled the commission.