TOKYO, Aug. 31 Kyodo
Samsung wins patent lawsuit in Tokyo against Apple
|File photo shows two smartphones -- Samsung Electronics Co.'s Galaxy(R) and Apple Inc.'s iPhone 4 -- at the center of a copyright case between the two electronics makers. The Tokyo District Court ruled on Aug. 31, 2012, that Samsung had not infringed Apple's smartphone and tablet computer patent in the latest ruling in a global court battle waged by the two rivals. (Kyodo) |
A Tokyo court on Friday ruled that Samsung Electronics Co. has not infringed an Apple Inc. smartphone and tablet computer patent, handing a victory to the South Korean company a week after it lost in a U.S. court in the ongoing global legal battle between the two rivals.
The U.S. maker of iPhones and iPads had demanded that the South Korean technology giant pay damages of 100 million yen, claiming that some of Samsung's Galaxy smartphones and tablets infringe an Apple technology patent related to synchronizing music and other data among portable devices.
The devices subject to the ruling at the Tokyo District Court were eight kinds of Samsung portable devices including Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Note smartphones sold by NTT Docomo Inc. and KDDI Corp. Apple said the technology applied in these devices was used in its iPhones and iPads.
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