Tokyo court sides with Samsung

31/08/2012

Tokyo Court Sides With Samsung

A court in Tokyo has ruled that Samsung did not infringe on any of the design patents held by Apple.

These patents related to transferring media content between separate mobile phones.

This represents a key victory for the South Korean firm just a week after it lost a landmark patent case in the US and was consequently ordered to pay $1.05 billion (£665 million).

Tokyo District Judge Tamotsu Shoji dismissed the case filed by Apple in August, finding that Samsung was not in violation of Apple patents related to synchronising music and video.

As a result of the ruling in the US, Apple is now seeking a ban on sales of eight Samsung phones in the country. This hearing will now be heard in December.

The firm released a statement about the Tokyo ruling to BBC News: "We welcome the court's decision, which confirmed our long-held position that our products do not infringe Apple's intellectual property."

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