German court dismisses Apple, Samsung lawsuits

Mar 02, 2012

(AP) -- A German court has dismissed patent lawsuits by technology giants Apple and Samsung against each other in the two companies' battle over the market for smartphones and tablet devices.

Mannheim state court spokesman Joachim Bock said judges dismissed both cases involving alleged patent infringements of the companies' respective slide-to-lock technology on .

welcomed Friday's dismissal of Apple's case against the firm, but vowed to appeal the dismissal of its lawsuit against Apple. It also said a separate case regarding four alleged patent infringements is still pending with the Mannheim court.

Apple Germany was not immediately reachable for comment.

Samsung and Apple Inc. are engaged in a strategic war over patents in many countries.

Explore further: Strong iPhone 6 demand boosts Taiwan export orders

3 /5 (2 votes)
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Samsung says Germany rejects Apple's sales ban bid

Feb 02, 2012

South Korea's Samsung Electronics said Thursday a German court rejected Apple's bid to ban sales of its tablet computers and new smartphones, the latest chapter in a global legal battle between the rivals.

Samsung files lawsuits against Apple

Apr 22, 2011

(AP) -- South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. says it sued Apple Inc. for patent rights violations, only days after Apple sued Samsung for the same reason. ...

Apple files fresh lawsuit against Samsung

Jun 24, 2011

US technology giant Apple said Friday it has filed a lawsuit in South Korea claiming Samsung Electronics copied its products, in the latest round of an international legal battle between the pair.

Australian court rules Samsung can sell Galaxy

Dec 09, 2011

(AP) -- Samsung Electronics Co. is free to sell its Galaxy tablet computers in Australia after the country's highest court Friday dismissed rival Apple's appeal in its global patent battle.

Samsung seeks US import ban on Apple products

Jun 30, 2011

South Korea's Samsung Electronics said Thursday it had asked the US International Trade Commission to ban the import of Apple products into the United States, expanding its patent war with the US giant.

Recommended for you

MasterCard, Zwipe announce fingerprint-sensor card

Oct 18, 2014

On Friday, MasterCard and Oslo, Norway-based Zwipe announced the launch of a contactless payment card featuring an integrated fingerprint sensor. Say goodbye to PINs. This card, they said, is the world's ...

Apple starts iPhone 6 sales in key China market

Oct 17, 2014

Apple began selling its latest iPhone in China Friday, nearly a month after other major territories due to a licence delay by regulators, but it faces a tough battle with rivals led by Samsung in the crucial ...

Microsoft CEO launches diversity training effort

Oct 17, 2014

(AP)—Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has again apologized to employees and announced in a company-wide memo that all workers will receive expanded training on how to foster an inclusive culture as he works to repair damage ...

Arguments made in ex-dictator's suit against game

Oct 17, 2014

(AP)—A judge has heard arguments from lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani calling for the dismissal of a lawsuit filed against video game giant Activision by former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega.

User comments : 0