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Japanese High Court dismissed a patent suit by Apple against Samsung

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Japanese High Court dismissed a patent suit by Apple against Samsung
It's been a few years of suing between Apple and Samsung. Multiple cases have been filed in the Japanese High Court over patents, just like the one filed over Apple's Patent No. 4,204,977, concerning synchronization of music and video data in devices to an external server. Japan's Intellectual Property High Court is the second instance which has now decided that Apple has no ground of winning the case against Samsung.

The first ruling took place in the Tokyo District Court. “It's hard to believe the products belong to the range of technologies of the claimant,” judge Tamotsu Shoji said back then. He has ordered Apple to take care of the bill at the end of the lawsuit, leaving Samsung with a clean sheet on the case. We are reminding you that Apple was filing the suit against numerous Samsung devices, one of which the Galaxy Tab.

source: Atom Tokyo (translated) via AppleInsider

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posted on 26 Jun 2013, 10:00 12

1. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5046; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Just give up Apple, you can't beat Samsung. If you keep doing this stupid patent suing thing, you will turn into a cup of rotten Apple juice.

Die, or live? It's your choice Apple.

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 10:20 1

4. raunak (Posts: 495; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


Look, you cannot judge this so quickly. Not every lawsuit filed by Apple is stupid. Some of those bounce-back effect lawsuits were stupid but you have to agree that Samsung copied a lot from Apple a few years back, and they might still be doing it in some software algorithms like mentioned above. Just last year they launched S-Voice. Tell me that was not copying.
It's just that everyone likes to root for underdogs and Samsung usually is underdog when it comes to court battles. Most of you are going to keep bashing Apple anyway.

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 10:46 14

9. Oxygen (Posts: 79; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sGEXpG_C4Yk/Tnb8EJHHtsI/AAAAAAAABGk/S2iUgGZBph8/s1600/Slide4.JPG
Unfortunately Koh didn't want to take that into account.
Copying what? Square icons with round edges?
S-Voice? I remember the s2 had a voice assistant powered by vlingo well before apple announced siri on the 4s. I was using an iphone 4 at that time and one of my friend was bragging about voice control on his s2. According to logic, it was expected that samsung would improve their it on their next flagship.

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 10:54

14. raunak (Posts: 495; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


Stop kidding yourself. S2 might have had a voice assistant, but it was only after siri was introduced that Samsung really went all into that.

Also round edges and similar icons, on their own, are not that important. But samsung copied so many little things from Apple that the Galaxy S looks horribly and unmistakably like iPhone.

Apple had no choice but to sue, and only after they won 1 billion dollars(it got reduced though) that Samsung finally stopped copying (still not completely, it seems).

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 10:38 8

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7317; Member since: 14 May 2012)


After observing your comments for awhile, I can safely say you only write things in hope for getting the most thumbs up comment in an article...

OT: While I'm glad stupid cases like this are being dropped, and even though I love Samsung, the option 'Die, or live?' is not going to happen. Apple is the most powerful tech company in the world, followed by Google. I have to keep in mind that you're 14 and still have a lot to learn.

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 10:48 4

11. raunak (Posts: 495; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


Exactly. He NEVER has anything relevant to say.

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 10:52

13. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5046; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


"After observing your comments for awhile, I can safely say you only write things in hope for getting the most thumbs up comment in an article... "

If you're thinking like that, then you're wrong. Apple needs to give up, they can't beat Samsung, this is the fact. I do agree with you that Apple is the most powerful tech company in the world, I like their iPads, Macbooks, but I don't like their iPhones, from 2007 until now, design still remains the same, no innovation.

I'm 14 and yes, I still have a lot to learn, but I don't hope for getting the most thumbs up comment in an article, my comments may sound childish and bashing but every comments I posted are fair and relevant, as I said before, I love every manufacturers. I hope you will understand that. And I also hope PA will remove the thumbs up option as well to fulfill your dreams.

That's all I have to say.

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 11:02 4

17. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7317; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Everyone thinks like that lol. I mean, it's great that you want to 'try' to contribute to a discussion, but when your comments are the same across the board on almost every single article, many start to wonder to actually take you seriously (no offense.)

And I will admit, sometimes you post some pretty good comments, and I'll give you credit, but tone it down with the fanboyism and comments just to get thumbs. If PA takes away green thumbs, your dreams will be crushed. I'm not making a personal attack on you, but I just wanted to give you a heads up on others' point of view.

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 11:09

18. raunak (Posts: 495; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


"Apple needs to give up, they can't beat Samsung, this is the fact."

In way, exactly, does Apple need to "beat" Samsung?? Their iPhone 5 sold more than S3, their brand is more valuable, they gain more profit per quarter and they have their own OS, unlike Samsung. They have their own ecosystem, including iTunes. Don't even get me started on designs and build materials of their devices. It feels nice to hold Apple devices. It feels cheap to hold Samsung devices. Need I say more?

"every comments I posted are fair and relevant"

No. Just no.

"as I said before, I love every manufacturers"

Not Apple apparently, and for no genuine reason.

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 10:55 6

15. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Exactly! He just an attention seeker and a Nokia troll.
Everyone who's been here for a while knows that he cheers and praises certain brands/companies(Samsung, HTC, Sony, LG) on some articles and bashes them on others, except Nokia, which led to the conclusion that he's a Nokia fanboy.
He even has some weird daily monologue with himself through his various fake accounts; Potato, PunyPoop, tech3..

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 13:38 1

24. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


Apple IS already a rotten cup of spoiled juice.....

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 10:04 1

2. majp89 (Posts: 92; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)


Another day, another article beating a dead horse.

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 10:15 1

3. Mube1 (Posts: 153; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Apple whr is ur innovation???same boring design with tiny screen last fm 3 years

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 10:26

6. raunak (Posts: 495; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


You just cannot expect a company to keep innovating forever. Apple is now just as "innovative" as Samusng, HTC, Sony or LG are. I'd say the only true innovations we have seen in a while are Google Now and PureView.

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 10:47 4

10. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7317; Member since: 14 May 2012)


UltraPixels from HTC is a great concept, and can be considered "innovation" to some, but when photos are only snapped at 4MP, the quality of the image isn't great.. The hand gestures from Samsung, some may say they're gimmicks and some may say it'ts a step in the right direction. Apple hasn't introduced anything ti the tech world (that they have created themselves) that make other OEMs play catch up. The last time Apple did something stellar was with the iPhone 4 - giving credit where credit is due, it was the best looking phone for awhile and the 'Retina' display was a year ahead of others. With their newest build if iOS, iOS 7 isn't nothing new. Control Center was offered before through jailbreaking (for a long time actually) and AirDrop - that's a tough one. As time advances, technology will continue to advance, and that's never going to change.

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 10:59 1

16. raunak (Posts: 495; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


Agree about Ultrapixels, but the hand gestures introduced by Samsung are completely useless gimmics. It's just a continuation of what Samsung did with S3 - stuff as many features as you can to make your phone look better in advertisements.

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 11:36 4

19. ama3654 (Posts: 249; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


I agree some are gimmicks, but others are very useful like Quick Glance, Air call accept, Hover/Scroll pages, these can be used in various practical and often scenarios, i call these innovations because it simplifies and make it easier for you to use the phone whilst you are engaged in other activities like cooking, eating or just want some quick info without picking the phone. it makes Samsung phones stand out and I'd rather have them than not

They are pushing the use of sensors to the limit, and you just watch others copy and follow within the next few months.

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 12:23 3

20. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 May 2013)


These might be gimmicks for some but these features can be applied for some situations. . I applaud Samsung for pushing software into another level while others are still concerned in bumping hardware..
I cant see myself hating a manufacturer that gives every possible life easing features and loving a manufacturer that gives only what others can do--design a beautiful phone with the current highEnd specs "the normal trend"
Samsung's attack is abnormal in an excellent way. My problem with Samsung is their design. While i love the gs4's simplicity and very compact look--stunning--, i hate that they have to use their flagship designs to all their devices..

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 23:43 3

23. ama3654 (Posts: 249; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


http://9to5mac.com/2013/06/26/ios-7-includes-ability-to-control-your-iphone-or-ipad-using-head-movements/

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 10:22 2

5. joey_sfb (Posts: 2514; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


One down. Another a zillion Apple lawsuits to go.

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 10:44 1

8. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


Good news! !! Hoping they will apply it in Europe, Asia, and in the U S soil. I really hate lawsuit! !!

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 10:50

12. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


Samsung VS Apple..
LOL XD

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 22:18

21. jsdechavez (Posts: 697; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


And to think that Japan is an iPhone country...

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 23:14

22. LPDDR3 (Posts: 5; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)


japan is a sony phone country

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