Samsung wins over Apple in Japan patent case

TOKYO Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:26am EDT

TOKYO Aug 31 (Reuters) - A Tokyo court ruled on Friday that Samsung Electronics' mobile devices did not violate an Apple Inc patent, awarding the South Korean firm a victory a week after it lost a landmark patent case in the United States.

The Tokyo District Court's ruling on an Apple patent dealing with transferring media content between devices comes after a U.S. federal jury found last week that Apple did not infringe on any of Samsung's patents, while the South Korean firm had copied key features of the popular iPhone.

The U.S. jury awarded Apple $1.05 billion in damages and it is now seeking speedy bans on the sale of eight Samsung phones in the U.S. market.

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jisright wrote:
Hmm…seems like the only victory Apple has had is in the US.

Maybe they did have home court advantage after all. And how lopsided it was. Maybe Samsung should just pull the plug on the US market for its smart phones (and take Apple’s supply lines for themselves into Asia).

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