Samsung Electronics says loses a Japan patent lawsuit to Apple

SEOUL Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:14am EST

Samsung flags are set up at the main entrance to the Berlin fair ground before the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin, August 28, 2012. The IFA consumer electronics and home appliances fair will open its doors to the public from August 31 till September 5 in the German capital. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz (GERMANY - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS) - RTR376S8

Samsung flags are set up at the main entrance to the Berlin fair ground before the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin, August 28, 2012. The IFA consumer electronics and home appliances fair will open its doors to the public from August 31 till September 5 in the German capital.

Credit: Reuters/Tobias Schwarz (GERMANY - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS) - RTR376S8

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SEOUL (Reuters) - A Tokyo court on Thursday ruled in favor of Apple Inc in a patent lawsuit over mobile devices filed by Samsung Electronics, the South Korean firm said.

The world's top two smartphone makers are engaged in a global legal battle over patents on smartphones and tablets, as they vie to win customers in the lucrative mobile market.

"We are disappointed by today's court decision. Following a thorough review of the ruling, we will take the measures necessary to protect our intellectual property rights," Samsung said in a statement without giving further details.

(Reporting by Hyunjoo Jin; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)

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Comments (5)
americanguy wrote:
Can’t think of a better way to win customers than to constantly sue each other and act like spoiled brats.

Feb 28, 2013 7:37am EST  --  Report as abuse
wthcares wrote:
The way things are today the only way I would switch from iPhone to Droid of any handset is if Apple goes out of business. I just prefer Apple’s ecosystem, not dissing Droid, Samsung, et. al. I wish they could play nice in the same sandbox!!

Feb 28, 2013 9:26am EST  --  Report as abuse
Wolfie-gang wrote:
Samsung, you are such a blatant copycat, and everyone knows it, no matter how much you bleat on about your supposed ‘intellectual property’. We all know you copied the iPhone, blatantly, wether the courts support it or not.

Feb 28, 2013 10:20am EST  --  Report as abuse
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