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Samsung wins court case in Japan against Apple

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Samsung wins court case in Japan against Apple
On Tuesday, the Intellectual Property High Court in Tokyo upheld a lower court ruling that Samsung did not infringe on Apple's patents relating to synchronizing music and video data. Back in August, the Tokyo District Court rejected Apple's claim that Samsung's Galaxy devices illegally used the patent designed to transfer media between phones with the judge commenting that "It’s hard to believe the products belong to the range of technologies of the claimant." Today's ruling rejects Apple's request that the High Court reverse the August decision.

"We welcome the court's decision, which reaffirmed our long-held position that our products do not infringe Apple's intellectual property. For decades, we have heavily invested in pioneering the development of technological innovations in the mobile industry, which have been constantly reflected in our products. We will continue to take all necessary measures to ensure the availability of our highly innovative products to consumers in Japan."-Samsung

Last week, the Tokyo District Court ruled that Samsung had infringed on Apple's patent for the bounce back scroll that takes place after a device user scrolls through the bottom of a document. Samsung has since replaced the effect on its phones with a blue line. During the first quarter of the year, Apple had a 40% share of the Japanese smartphone market while Samsung was not among the top 5 manufacturers in the country.

source: Bloomberg

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posted on 25 Jun 2013, 18:43 15

1. jacko1977 (Posts: 388; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


go samsung show people that apple is the true copiers

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 20:25

7. AnTuTu (Posts: 684; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Bring it on Sammy

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 18:43 1

2. CivicSi89 (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)


Justice.... Well its Japanese Justice. But still... JUSTICE! haha

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 19:16 1

3. jsdechavez (Posts: 701; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


The punishment for the guilty or wrongful accusations should be HARAKIRI!

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 19:20 8

4. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)


iFear that my beloved Apple doesn't stand a chance in the land of the Samurai.

Domo ariGato [Mr RōbāTō] !!

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 19:48 2

5. androidfanboy (Posts: 162; Member since: 24 Jun 2013)


the tables have turned now

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 19:59

6. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6260; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


PHEW THANK GOODNESS. looks like the court of Japan finally have a change of heart

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 04:02

8. MartianMe (unregistered)


Samsung was not among the top 5 manufacturers in the country''
that's kinda hard to believe but ok.

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 13:04

9. GeekMovement (Posts: 1499; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


i like the blue line better anyway

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