Apple is pleading with United States Trade Representative (USTR), to whom President Obama has delegated the authority to veto ITC exclusion orders, to Stop iPhone, iPad import Ban Won by Samsung.
This is as a result of Samsung winning a U.S. import ban against older iPhones and iPads at the United States International Trade Commission (USITC). The USITC found Apple guilty of infringing a patent Samsung once declared essential to the 3G cellular telecommunications standard.
“Further to its early-June decision the ITC has already instructed U.S. Customs and Border Protection to hold all shipments of devices subject to the order, Mueller writes for FossPatent. “But the order has not yet taken effect. There is a 60-day Presidential review period following transmittal of the order to the President. Typically the 60-day period expires without a veto, and the order enters into force. But this is a high-profile case raising serious issues, and Apple is urging disapproval of the ITC’s order because “this is a case with much broader ramifications” than a mere legal or factual error that the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit could correct.”
Of course, Samsung is having none of it. Here is there submission to the USTR: