US upholds ITC's import ban on older Samsung devices

Samsung isn't getting much of a chance to revel in its recent legal victories, it seems. While the President vetoed an ITC ban on imports of older Apple devices, he's not extending that same courtesy to Samsung -- his administration just upheld a parallel ban on certain Samsung phones. The Korean firm can ask for a delay in an appeals court, but it can't avoid the trade restrictions altogether. Not that the ban deals a serious blow, mind you. Affected devices like the Galaxy S II, Continuum and Transform have mostly left the market; at this stage, Apple's ITC victory is primarily symbolic.