U.K. court rules that Apple did not infringe on Samsung patents

U.K. court rules that Apple did not infringe on Samsung patents
Samsung is used to losing to Apple in the court of law. This time, a U.K.court ruled against Samsung in a patent infringement lawsuit, and gave Apple the victory. The difference is that with this case, it was Samsung that had charged Apple with infringing on patents that Samsung owned. The court's decision means that Apple was exonerated on each of three claims filed by its Korean rival.

The case involved three patents relating to the processing and transmitting of 3G data. After the decision, Samsung said it was disappointed in the ruling. "Upon a thorough review of the judgment we will decide whether to file an appeal,"said Samsung. Apple refused to comment on the decision.

You might recall that last year, a U.K. judge ruled that Samsung could not have infringed on Apple's patents with the Samsung Galaxy Tab because that tablet was not as cool as the Apple iPad. As a result, Apple's request for a sales ban on Samsung's tablet was denied.

source: Reuters

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17 Comments

1. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

When will this court madness stop?

10. SEULATER

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Never

18. neurobiologist

Posts: 89; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

I hope it won't stop. We users don't give a fck, we love samsung. Let craple continue to destroy their reputation. How pathetic should company be to do s**t like that.

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Well done, UK ! That's probably the right thing to do to both of them !

3. MartianMe unregistered

Well that shows us that even Europe is not so smart like America. is funny how samsung never wins a case against apple, is either break even or lose.

12. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

You didn't read the whole article, did you?

4. BREvenson

Posts: 240; Member since: May 17, 2012

It's been back and forth with these cases. One court ruling claims Apple didn't infringe on Samsung's patents, while another court ruling claims the opposite. That should give you a clear idea as to how long these "patent wars" will go on. Put on a pot of coffee, go make some popcorn...whatever you do when you know you're going to sit here for a while. :p

13. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Need to be more clear. Some same patents are ruled as infringed by one court, while another says they're not, while different patents are going one way or another elsewhere. The lack of consistency is intriguing, to say the least.

5. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Great job... Apple.. Hope.other countries follow

6. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

icourts ........

7. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

With Apple throwing everything at Samsung on this week, in courts, in news, in lobbying, with partners, one wonders what they'll have left for the SIV / Google I/O period when their stock will really get a hit. I predict it going under 400.

8. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Doesn't matter whichever of those two win, customers lose. All this does is waste time and impede innovation.

15. jfuente11

Posts: 38; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

Seems a marketing strategy to me. Because of these lawsuits they are getting more exposure compared to the other phone manufacturers. Another way to advertise their products.

9. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Patents in SW should be annulled after 2 years of being granted.

14. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

THIS SHYT NEEDS TOO STOP SERIOUSLY

16. mityblumpkin

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

not as cool means everything today...

17. mityblumpkin

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

meaning galaxy s 3 was cool enough to lose.

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