South Korean Court Rules Apple Didn't Violate Samsung Patents

South Korean Court Rules Apple Didn't Violate Samsung Patents

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Samsung has lost a case against Apple on its home turf. A Seoul court ruled that Apple didn't violate the Samsung patents it was accused of infringing on.

Samsung launched the lawsuit in hopes of stopping the sale of some iPhone and iPad models in South Korea. The company claimed that Apple infringed on three patents relating to messaging technology used on mobile devices. The iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 were accused of violating two out of three patents.

The Seoul Central District Court rejected all of Samsung's claims, including its request for Apple to pay 100 million won (US$95,092) in damages. Two of the patents were declared invalid because they can be easily developed using existing technologies.

"We are disappointed by the court's decision," Samsung said in a statement Thursday, after the ruling. "We will continue to take the measures necessary to protect our intellectual property rights."

In a separate case last year, the South Korean court ruled largely in favor of Samsung, ruling Apple violated two of the company's patents. However, those patents were "standard essential" patents.

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South Korean Court Rules Apple Didn't Violate Samsung Patents

samsung - December 12, 2013 at 7:43pm
samsung still rules sam shine like galaxy
apple - December 12, 2013 at 9:47pm
An apple a day will keep haters away, so says the nutrition facts of my buddy, orange!
Nat - December 12, 2013 at 5:06pm
So technically their next phone with 64 bit architecture and gold phone is not a copy of apple even though apple came with these first? They just want to live for everything to do, wtf?
Blah - December 12, 2013 at 4:08pm
Samsh!t's intellectual slogan: "COPY EXACT"
Mukai - December 12, 2013 at 3:55pm
Some people need to stop acting like little bitches for real. Just because apple has been more successful at what they do it don't mean they copied. Your intellectual my ass Samsung the only products Samsung is good at making are TVs fuck Samsung.
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