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Why Obama Sided With Apple

Monday - 8/12/2013, 4:00am  ET

Earlier this month, the Obama administration stepped in and vetoed an ITC injunction that was about to go in effect against Apple . The decision is an important precedent, because the injunction would have been a first based on standards-essential patents that Samsung has tried to weaponize. Samsung was trying to extract inordinate royalties from its older intellectual property.

In the following video, Fool contributor Evan Niu, CFA, and Eric Bleeker, CFA, discuss the long-term implications of the veto for investors.

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