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After dismissing Apple's patent lawsuit, Tokyo court now snubs Samsung too

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After dismissing Apple's patent lawsuit, Tokyo court now snubs Samsung too
The Japanese courts already ruled that Samsung doesn't infringe on any Apple patents from the ones that Cupertino submitted to it. Apple was looking for $1.3 million in damages there to no avail. 

As part of its defense strategy, Samsung filed countersuits against Apple, where it sought infringement compensation over its own patents for downloading an app and for the airplane mode. It therefore asked the Japanese courts to ban the iPhone 4 and 4S from sales in the country - the iPhone 5 was just a blip in the radar at the time.

Now the Japanese have dismissed Samsung's claims, too, saying that Apple doesn't infringe on Samsung's patents either, and ditching the whole story altogether. The court said that Apple's way to download apps is different than what Samsung has patented, and that the airplane mode is just "an extension of past innovations". Perhaps the decision should serve as a lesson of judicial responsibility, unlike the home turf trials in the US and South Korea, where everyone ruled for their native teams, and we are waiting the appeals now.

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posted on 22 Oct 2012, 05:36 20

1. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


We need more courts like these who throw utter BS patent suits out.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 11:20 3

14. Danre (Posts: 85; Member since: 02 Sep 2012)


Yeah! totally right.

tell this to American Court uhhhh...Lucy Kohhhh

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 14:31 2

16. metalpoet (unregistered)


"Rooting for their home teams" I am an American citizen, and I was rooting for Samsung to kick Apples a**!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 05:42 9

2. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


this is only showing them how childish these lawsuits have been from the very beginning......let the truth prevail.......nothing else

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 14:33

17. metalpoet (unregistered)


Leave it to a country that doesnt make either the iS*ck or Samsung to actually shed some light on how stupid the whole patent wars really are. I wish the American company(Apple inc.) would take note and pull their heads out of their a**es!

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 06:07 5

3. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I hope they don't patent phones that can shoot bullets...the world could be on a "mobile" war!!

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 14:38

18. metalpoet (unregistered)


If they make a phone that shoots bullets then I am in trouble because there are too many people that id love to shoot in a non lethal spot but i dont because I dont have a gun haha!

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 18:35 1

21. someones4 (Posts: 619; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


Or they can patent guns that can make calls. Let's hope that they remember that the trigger is NOT the answer button.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 06:15 3

4. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


All patent suits (irrespective of parties involved) should be thrown out into garbage can If the complainant loses (like in this case both lost) then they should be made to pay heavy fines to court for wasting time.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 06:24 8

5. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Give those companies taste of Indian courts.... with lawsuits lasting for years the companies would never dare to file any lawsuit again.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 07:32 4

7. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


LMFAO

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 09:32 3

12. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


lol. very true. here in India its probably gonna take 10 to 15 years for a verdict.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 18:45 1

22. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


That's why Tim Cook said ... India is a difficult territory. In India Patents can be annulled in Public Interest as per law here ... and certain things never get a patent here :)

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 06:38 3

6. angelesmec (unregistered)


It's ok. Enough of that patent wars, meanwhile I am enjoying my Samsung!

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 14:40

19. metalpoet (unregistered)


haha yes, oh i love my GS3!

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 08:12 4

8. networkdood (Posts: 6310; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Do not mess around in Japan - that there is SONY COUNTRY!! lol

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 08:12 3

9. networkdood (Posts: 6310; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Hey APPLE - have you had enough yet?

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 08:28 2

10. someones4 (Posts: 619; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


An expectable result. Either samsung wins or both of them loses. Apple has no grounds here. let this serve as a lesson to timmy boy.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 08:32 3

11. CDGMobile (Posts: 29; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Looks like they get it in that court system over there, "an extension of past innovations" yeah that's what everyone needs to remember all phones today aren't designed from scratch these companies need to get back at making phones and providing apps with security and proper functioning

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 10:50 2

13. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 865; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


I'm going to patent stupid lawsuits and make a killing!

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 11:51 2

15. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


Apple will sue you.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 14:41

20. metalpoet (unregistered)


I am going to patent making patents and then everyone will lose but me hahahah! just kidding.

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