Samsung wins court case in Japan against Apple

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.


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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9 Comments

1. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

go samsung show people that apple is the true copiers

7. AnTuTu

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Bring it on Sammy

2. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

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

3. jsdechavez

Posts: 783; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

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

4. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

iFear that my beloved Apple doesn't stand a chance in the land of the Samurai. Domo ariGato [Mr RōbāTō] !!

5. androidfanboy

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 24, 2013

the tables have turned now

6. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

8. MartianMe unregistered

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

9. GeekMovement unregistered

i like the blue line better anyway

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