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Apple Can Continue Selling IPhone 4 After U.S. Reprieve

Samsung Electronics Co.’s patent-infringement victory over Apple Inc. turned hollow after President Barack Obama’s administration overturned an order barring shipments of some older iPhone models into the U.S.

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, designated by Obama to review the case, yesterday said a ban on versions of the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 3G was unwarranted, based on his consideration of public-policy issues regarding patents on fundamental technology for mobile devices.