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  • Apple Wins a Court Case in South Korea as Judge Dismisses a Samsung Patent Suit

    A South Korean court recently dismissed a Samsung patent suit against Apple that sought monetary damages and a sales ban against the iPhone 4S and iPad 2. As reported by Reuters, Apple’s latest court victory on Samsung’s home turf involves the dismissal of the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 infringing on three patents related to displaying data, user interfaces and short text (SMS) messaging.

    Originally filed in March 2012, Samsung’s complaint was stopped short by a judge at the Seoul Central District Court. The judge declared the accused apple products of not violating Samsung’s intellectual property. As a result, Samsung’s motion for a ban on iPhone 4S and iPad 2 sales was denied, while another damage claim for 100 million won (roughly $95,000) was also discarded.

    In a previous South Korean court case, both parties were faulted for infringing on each other’s patents. Apple ended up having to pay 20 million won (or $17,650) for each patent violation for a total of $35,300, while Samsung had to dish out 25 million won (or $22,000) for its infringement.

    This news is just the most recent development in the Apple and Samsung ongoing worldwide patent struggle, which began originally in 2011 when Apple filed a lawsuit that claimed the South Korean tech giant copied the look and feel of the iPhone and iPad. We’ll have to see what ends up happening next as its likely only a matter of time until news of another lawsuit surfaces.

    Source: Reuters
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Wins a Court Case in South Korea as Judge Dismisses a Samsung Patent Suit started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 4 Comments
    1. tridley68's Avatar
      tridley68 -
      Sweet way to go Apple.
    1. Scotty Manley Silberhorn's Avatar
      Scotty Manley Silberhorn -
      See, even in samsung's home country, they can't win a court case.
    1. romeo_herman's Avatar
      romeo_herman -
      Yes,Yes, Yes....
    1. pkmaximum's Avatar
      pkmaximum -
      Pretty amusing when Samsung loses a case in their home country that's basically international across all of Samsung and Apple's marketing territories.