German court dismisses second Samsung patent suit against Apple

German court dismisses second Samsung patent suit against Apple
Merely a week passed after a German court dismissed Samsung’s patent infringement lawsuit against Apple in the European country, and now the second lawsuit has also been rejected, according to a report by Florian Mueller of FOSS Patents.

Samsung is accusing Apple of violating on some of its patents regarding 3G and UMTS technologoy, but Judge Andreas Voss of the Mannheim Regional Court in Germany dismissed those allegations.

That’s not the end of the legal saga in Europe, though - Samsung has three other lawsuits filed regarding 3G and UMTS, and the outcome of them will depend on the judge’s decision of how valid the Koreans patent really is. If the patent is indeed valid Samsung could still win against Apple.

Samsung launched an offensive on Apple in 2011 when the company filed a total of five suits centering around 3G and UMTS patent violations.

source: FOSS Patents



1. sharifsumit

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 27, 2012

no end of this !!!


Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

The judge was probably bribed with a couple ipads and ipods

6. JeffdaBeat unregistered

Apparently the Samsung Galaxy tab and Galaxy S bribe couldn't compete... I kid btw...

8. stealthd unregistered

Or the judge didn't accept Samsung's bribe.

3. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

round 27.. fight! lol

4. thinking

Posts: 130; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

"Samsung launched an offensive on Apple in 2011" Really?

5. willardcw4

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 01, 2011

I think the proper phrasing should be "Samsung went on the defensive against Apple in 2011".........

7. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Apple is the Law

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