Samsung victorious over Apple in Japanese patent case

Samsung victorious over Apple in Japanese patent case
One week after a U.S. District Court jury awarded Apple over $1 billion and Samsung $0 in their epic patent trial, a Tokyo District Court in Japan ruled that Samsung did not infringe on a patent belonging to Apple. The patent in question has to do with the transferring of media between phones. The ruling came from Judge Tamotsu Shoji who ordered Apple to pay Samsung's legal fees. In making the ruling, the judge said, "It’s hard to believe the products belong to the range of technologies of the claimant."

While Apple refused to comment on the verdict, a KDDI Corp spokeswoman said she did not see any major impact from the decision. The carrier sells the Samsung Galaxy S III.

On December 6th, Judge Lucy Koh will listen to motions from Apple which will seek preliminary injunctions on 8 Samsung devices which the U.S. jury ruled infringed on Apple's patents. In addition, since the jury ruled that Samsung had 'willfully' copied Apple's designs and infringed on its patents, the judge could decide to triple the amount of the jury's award to as much as $3.15 billion. Samsung has said that it will appeal the decision.

source: Reuters

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71 Comments

1. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Nice to see there are a few rational human beings left on this earth..

4. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 545; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Apple got Samsunged

36. zhypher_23

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

Hahaha, that got me :D

45. AeroPrime

Posts: 175; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

Apple you can win a lawsuit and make billion in your own country but please remind yourself don't even think about Sue-ing Samsung in the Asian region you are digging your own grave. True Justice comes within the heart of Asia.

46. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Except it wasn't a fair trial. Samsung had too much of a home field advantage since Japan is fairly close to Samsung's home turf.

48. Savage unregistered

So by the same rationale , Apple had the home advantage in US. Try to get around that one!

49. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

So by his own logic.... The trial here in America was unfair as well considering Apples advantage.. hmm *rubs chin* yeah you put yourself in a corner with that one Mxyzptlk, just sayin ;)

61. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I didnt put myself in the corner. Samsung has US operations as well.

60. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Samsung has US operations.

53. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

That's like saying that an Israeli company has an unfair trial advantage in Iran. Korea and Japan don't exactly have the best history of relations. f**king racist.

54. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Snig he just thinks because they are asian that they are friends.

62. Mxyzptlk unregistered

So why did Japan rule in favor of Samsung then? I dont quite understand how you saw that as racist.

65. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

You really can't accept the idea that Apple couldn't prove that a) Samsung infringed on the patent or b) the patent was valid to begin with? You honestly can't fathom any reason why the Japanese court made its decision other than "They're Azn too, lolzbbq." And you pretend to be intelligent. What a joke you are.

68. Mxyzptlk unregistered

They did prove it. They can only do so much with a biased foreign court. You can't fanthom my comment to be anything but racist because you don't want to admit that Samsung is wrong here. I don't have to pretend sniggly. Can't speak for you I'm afraid.

70. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

You still haven't offered any proof that Samsung only won because the case was in an Azn court. A priori is not a valid argument. If Apple lost the case, it's because they couldn't prove infringement on the patent they sued Samsung over, or that the patent was valid. One or the other, possibly both. I mean, if you're going to continue with this idiotic argument, you now have to admit that Apple won the US case because it was on home turf vs. Korea. Oh, you won't? That's okay, I knew you were a hypocrite anyway.

3. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Even in the darkness, a ray of light may break through. Cut me a break, I'm watching Suburban Knights on TGWTG. All the fantasy talk has me going. Grr.

47. Mxyzptlk unregistered

So you support companies ripping off other companies instead of innovation?

50. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Seemingly you do Mxy lol.

63. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Apple hasn't ripped off anyone.

52. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

No, which is part of why I don't support Apple.

64. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I didn't say you supported apple.

66. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

But you do, despite their acts of ripping off other companies. HYPOCRISY WINS!

69. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I support justice being served properly.

71. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Then you support this verdict?

56. MEeee

Posts: 395; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Apple is the biggest thieve and used the US court to rob people money.

5. FrostyDanny

Posts: 90; Member since: Jul 15, 2012

Finally a judge without a head up her/his ass.

6. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Probably because the Judge doesn't think that it was "Apple since day one".

13. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

It's not "Finally a judge without a head up her/his ass.", it's "Cool, seem like the American judge is the only one with a head up her ass."

7. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

A small victory for a big leap in the future

9. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

what was the first, an egg or Apple?........iCompost...

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