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Hey Samsung, leave our Apple alone

The biggest names in technology have come to the aid of Apple after plans to ban iPhone 4 sales following the Samsung lawsuit fallout were revealed.

Tech giants Intel, Microsoft and Oracle have joined the tech giant in asking President Barack Obama to prevent the ban, which is set to take effect on August 4.

Coming from sources attributed to the The Wall Street Journal, the Cupertino firm faces the ban by the International Trade Commission (ITC) after the organisation ruled the company's smartphones ingrained on Samsung-owned patents.

"Smartphone rivals Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. have dueled over patents in courts around the globe," reports the WSJ.

"Now they are sparring in front of the Obama administration, which faces a looming decision on whether to veto a trade body's order blocking the U.S. sale of some Apple devices."

Referring specifically to the AT&T versions of Apple's iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G, the iPhone 4 is the only handset of the group which remains on sale.

"[U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman is said to be] conducting a careful and balanced review process of the ITC decision as established by law and with equal opportunity to consider all perspectives related to the case," the WSJ also reports.

Apple, with the might of some big tech players in the industry behind them, are seeking to persuade President Obama to intervene in the ITC ban, a move which last happened in 1987.

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