Obama and Patents in the Apple-Samsung iPhone War

Christopher Carani, a partner at McAndrews, Held & Malloy, discusses President Barack Obama overturning an order barring shipments of some older iPhone models into the U.S. He speaks with Cory Johnson on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West."

Two types of patents: stand essential patents, and non-standard essential patents.

Problems arise because if devices are to be interoperable, some type of patent is always going to be involved for the success of the device.