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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