Japanese Judge Rules Samsung Doesn't Infringe on Apple Patent

Posted September 1, 2012 at 3:32pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 8315 views

A judge in Tokyo has ruled that Samsung doesn't infringe on an Apple patent for synchronizing music and video with servers and has ordered Apple to pay Samsung's legal fees, reports AllThingsD.

"We welcome the court's decision, which confirmed our long-held position that our products do not infringe Apple's intellectual property," Samsung said in a statement to AllThingsD. "We will continue to offer highly innovative products to consumers, and continue our contributions towards the mobile industry's development."

Apple wasn't available for comment.

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JuergenWest - September 4, 2012 at 8:57am
Judging from the photos it's plainly obvious the iPhone and iPad clearly copied the Samsung counterparts. ;-)
wolfgang - September 3, 2012 at 8:14am
@Sean i am not sure about slaves, might be similar case as IBM manufacturing in Germany given Apple resembles fascist corporation. See the famous quote of Benito. If they wanted to manufacture in USA they would simply need to violate more patents about mobile phones. But even with Chinese expertise they did not manage to copy antenna patents to get low SAR . And you are incorrect because small front wheel model of Mercedes was in fact manufactured after Yugo.
Sean - September 3, 2012 at 2:26am
@ busted. No idea how to manufacture???? Only reason they don't manufacture in US is because Foxconn treats their employees like slaves. No way in hell would the treatment of their workers be ever allowed on US soil. So get your facts straight. As far as the cydia developer show me one link documenting that!!! I've been with Jay and Geo Erica since the original JB and never once heard anyone mention that. And to say the iPhone is from a Clié is like saying a Mercedes is from a Yugo. The palm pilot and Treo were derived from the Clié.
busted - September 3, 2012 at 1:56am
Apple copied iphone design from Sony Clie TH55 http://www5b.biglobe.ne.jp/~tomozawa/stationary/museum/sony-th55-h480.jpg As far ipad you can google yourself movie presented by samsung - it was about device from early 90s that Apple copied to "design" their tablet. For both designs Apple did not pay royalties so why Samsung should. The fact is their stupid patents should be immediately invalidated because they did not invent anything. You are also wrong about flip phone - Apple did not start anything they are just bunch of copycats, app store for example was invented by Cydia developer, ios is simply unix invented by at&t and so on and on. Apple merely assembled other people designs they do not even know how to manufacture phones without Chinese they have no clue how to make anything
Kr00 - September 3, 2012 at 10:35pm
There are one billion reasons why you are wrong, and a stupid fandroid troll. Samsuck lost, get over it. I owned a Clie and is is nothing like an iPhone. First off, it wasn't a phone. Secondly, it didn't have multitouch, and thirdly, it was a ripp off of the apple Newton. Google it, mid 1990's handheld device, before Palm or Sony or anyone else. No go off and fuck yourself, idiot fandroid troll. Nobody cares about samsuck here.
Sean - September 2, 2012 at 10:07pm
Look at samsung's phone designs pre and post iPhone. Funny how they look a lot alike AFTER the original iPhone. Yes they made changes but their original design came from Apple. Yes they've been making phones for years but the newest line is in one way or another a copy of an iPhone with a lil tweaks to make it "distinguishable". Come up with a complete new design and call it a day. But noooo not gonna happen. Why because it looks and acts like an iPhone and that's what ppl want. I had a flip Samsung with sprint before it was Nextel. Why a flip? Cause it looked like everyone else's design. It's what was popular. Apple started it and everyone else copied. Samsung just refused to own up and pay royalties. Yes the iPhone uses Samsung parts. They disclosed it and PAID to use them. Big difference. Samsung should just stick to making refrigerators and televisions. Now that they are good at originating!!!
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