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Samsung Loses Bid for Obama Veto of Apple-Won Import Ban

Samsung Electronics Co. can’t import some smartphones and tablet computers into the U.S. after President Barack Obama decided not to veto a ban won by Apple Inc. in a patent-infringement dispute.

“After carefully weighing policy considerations, including the impact on consumers and competition, advice from agencies, and information from interested parties, I have decided to allow” the import ban, Obama’s designee, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, said in a statement today.