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

44. xfire99

Posts: 1207; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

For the first, its the jurys that decide and not the judge. In Japan, its not everyone that have iDevice, like in US and the rotten Apple got Samsunged. Japanese are much smarter then corrupts americans and good to have a country that are not corrupted by the rotten Apple. US trademark is protected by the US and in others country. Who will give a damn about a rotten Apple.

40. prototype

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

I thing we as a consumer must stop buying apple product . Tell everyone round what is apple doing to the industry and to the consumer.

42. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

I'm not sure that's the answer. Apple makes great devices too, but let the consumers voice b heard by who's stuff they choose to by without being told to. It's not about boycotts, it's about choice. I'd still buy apple cuz I like their stuff, not cuz I support them. I use android also, I don't support companies ya know... I use 7-11 gas jus like I use texaco. My point is choice Sammy apple coke Pepsi farmer John its all the same jus big business. Instead of boycotting apple we should boycott the court if they ban Sammy.

43. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Apple brought Sammy to the court and Sammy is about to do the same. Apple will learn that there is a price to pay for starting a patent thermonuclearone war among its competitors. Such court room battles everyone loses except for the lawyers.

38. Aeires unregistered

Checking the facts and it's another win for Samsung and loss for Apple.

37. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

it's very obvious why apple win in U.S, it's apple hometown,

35. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

Although I'm an iOS user, and can care less about the billion dollars Sammy owes apple. I sincerely hope Sammy's phones don't get banned, or pulled. It's the consumer that I care about, and we should b able to by what we want. Sammy makes killer devices what else can u say.

29. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Move on sammy........ Whole world is with you expect U.S.........

55. willard12 unregistered

Except trials presided by Judge Koh in which she doesnt allow Samsung to present key evidence or witnesses. They beat Apple in every other US Court. See Judge Posner.

27. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1291; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Take that you half-eaten r0tten fru!t...

26. bkb01

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

of course samsung wins"transferring media between phones" iphone cant even transfer file via bluetooth. Yeah i know there are other ways, just sayin.

23. FoxconnUS

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

Japan district court = Fair Play.

21. tedkord

Posts: 17532; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

C'mon, Judge. Order Apple to fess up in the local papers and in their website, "Samsung did not infringe our IP. In fact, it's not even our IP."

30. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Yeah same like London, oh wait did they publish that first? Lastly I heard that they appeal over..

31. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

they appealed it. i dont know if they got that over turned or delayed, but they havent posted it on their web page yet.

18. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

it's like usa dream team winning against korea in the olympics, while korea def. usa in jones cup in asia.

24. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Why do you think that apples victory has any impact on the rest of the world?? I see no effects of it here in europe, mainly becouse here you cant patetnt a box with rounded corners. So id compare the apple victory to a 3rd regional league victory that only the villiage it was played in gave a damn...

25. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

that village must be so rich to award a billion $ price to apple.

58. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

In todays business, and with such players, 1 bil is a drop in the ocean...

16. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

let the fandroids celebrations begin! btw the patent in question is transferring media between phones. now if it's design patents, sayonara sammy

17. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

It was apparently the best that Apple could bring against Samsung when they filed the lawsuit. With what happened to Samsung in Cali, I'm going to take what victories I can get.

34. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

out of all their lawsuits apple won.. what... a design infringement in Germany and Australia which was quickly tossed when they adjusted the design of the Tab... and the ruling in America... which wont stand long either. They got some products banned in S. Korea, but they also got themselves 100% banned in korea in the process. Out of how many dozens of lawsuits against samsung in the world? Not the best track record.

20. tedkord

Posts: 17532; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

So what you're saying is for actual technology, it's Samsung. For shapes and colors, it's Apple.

33. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

if you ask an inutter, shapes and colors are way more important than techonology

14. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

I've been at Japan once. Guys have to admit this,they are ahead us(U.S) about 10 years or so..

15. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Yeah, but they still have some weird s**t going on over there. Though I guess the US matches them blow for blow with People of Walmart.

12. Phullofphil

Posts: 1846; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I just can't believe apple can actualy get patients on ideas and things that are so broad and common place as a rectangle with a bezel for instance. All smartphones have that. They have to

10. Savage unregistered

In every market, other than the US, Apple has been defeated. So who's right? The US or the world?

59. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

lol....damn good point.... :)

9. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

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

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