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

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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22 Comments

1. No_Nonsense unregistered

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

14. Danre

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 02, 2012

Yeah! totally right. tell this to American Court uhhhh...Lucy Kohhhh

16. metalpoet unregistered

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

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

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!

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

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!

21. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

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

4. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 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.

5. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

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

7. No_Nonsense unregistered

LMFAO

12. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

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

22. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 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 :)

6. angelesmec unregistered

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

19. metalpoet unregistered

haha yes, oh i love my GS3!

8. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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

9. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Hey APPLE - have you had enough yet?

10. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 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.

11. CDGMobile

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 26, 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

13. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 912; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

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

15. No_Nonsense unregistered

Apple will sue you.

20. metalpoet unregistered

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

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