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Apple didn't infringe on Samsung patents, Tokyo court rules

updated 10:22 am EDT, Tue March 25, 2014

Samsung mulls appeal

Apple didn't infringe on Samsung data communications patents and won't have to pay any damages, a Tokyo District Court has ruled. Samsung had filed a lawsuit that brought Apple's iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and iPad 2 into the crosshairs. "We are disappointed by the court's decision," an emailed statement from Samsung reads. "Upon a thorough review of the ruling, we will determine which measures to take, including an appeal."

The two companies have been engaged in a long-running global legal battle, mostly focused around the accusation that Samsung Android-based products are "slavishly" copied from the iPhone and iPad. Although both sides have scored individual victories, the battle has largely gone in Apple's favor. In 2012 a US jury awarded Apple $1.05 billion in damages; subsequent court developments have brought that amount down.



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