Patent Law

White House Decision on Apple Patents Creates Uncertainty For Business

Even when they're right...

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For the first time in more than twenty years, the White House squashed a verdict handed down by a top U.S. trade court, a result of an ongoing patent dispute between Samsung and Apple. 

The move came as a surprise to industry watchers, despite coming only a couple of months after the government set up a taskforce to "protect innovators from frivilous litigation." The Obama administration has long had professional and political links with Apple, the iPhone and iPad maker at the center of the dispute with Samsung over patents crucial to industry standards.