If you're suggesting that the ITC ruled in favor of Apple because Obama just did then you're right, that's possible, but there's no evidence of it. You can't say a system if corrupt just because two parties (the ITC and Obama) happened to agree. Does that mean every time a home team wins a game its because the refs are corrupt? Have you considered that maybe Apple is in the right? That means it's not a coincidence (not irony, irony would be if the ITC ruled in the opposite way from Obama). You're right the patents are BS, but they're not BS because Samsung isn't infringing on them, Samsung is infringing on them all the time, just like Apple is infringing on Samsung's all the time. The patents are BS because no one should be able to patent basic common stuff like Apple has patented. Apple has patented rounded corners and the height/width ratio of the ipad.... which is the same as a sheet of paper. That's completely BS. So yeah, Samsung infringes on it, because there's no way not to. In order to win a patent case you have to prove the party infringing on your patent is affecting your sales. Apple may be able to do that easier now that their sales are going down. Regardless, the import ban is pretty harsh.