Samsung patent claim against Apple rejected by Japanese court

February 28, 2013
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As Samsung gets ready to launch what is arguably the world’s most highly-awaited Android smartphone right now, that is the Samsung Galaxy S4, it’s also busy with its numerous patent claims filed all over the world against one of its biggest competitors — Apple. It’s been years since the Korean company first started battling with Apple over patents, and the end still doesn’t seem to be in sight. Today, Samsung suffered a new loss when a Tokyo District Court rejected its allegations that Apple violated some of its patents in certain models of the iPhone.

In a recent report published on Reuters, a Samsung spokesman was quoted as saying, “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 still has several different patent claims lined up against Apple in Japan alone, so it still stands a chance of taking home some one or two wins. It may have found this recent court ruling in Tokyo disappointing, but for most onlookers, it’s this whole patent dispute that’s disappointing as a whole. In any case, we’ll keep you updated as this patent war rages on.

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