Apple loses its patent lawsuit against Samsung in Japan

31 August, 2012 | Comments (162) | Post your comment

Tags: Samsung, Apple

A week after its major court victory on its home turf in the United States, Apple lost a patent lawsuit case against Samsung in Japan. Tokyo District Judge Tamotsu Shoji ruled that Samsung's smartphones and tablets do not infringe Apple's patents for synchronizing music and video data with servers.

Apple will have to pay the cost of the lawsuit, which was filed last year and involved the Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy Tab, and Galaxy S II products, offered by NTT DoCoMo. The Cupertino company was originally seeking 100 million yen ($1.3 million) as damages.

Most importantly, the Tokyo court ruled out an injunction request from Apple to ban eight Samsung Galaxy devices from being sold in Japan. The judgment is also a welcome piece of news for the Korean company as the Japanese legal system has been tough on cases involving intellectual property.

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Apple loses its patent lawsuit against Samsung in Japan - reader comments

  • bobbles

I take it you're not familiar with sarcasm then?

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  • 2012-09-05 11:06
  • nIBK
  • McLaren

With this, Apple stirred the interest of the public towards Samsung. The public will be more curious about Samsung products and why they lost in the court against Apple. Samsung may have lost in the US court but they gained the sympathy of most peopl...

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  • 2012-09-04 03:13
  • P@1G
  • Anon

Yes, but its not operating system based. I was used Nokia 6600 in year 2003 which has symbian operating system, smartphone with camera and large display.

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  • 2012-09-03 20:45
  • utWP