Apple loses German patent case v Samsung, Motorola

September 21, 2012

(AP)—A German court has dismissed Apple Inc.'s claim that Samsung Electronics and Google Inc.'s Motorola Mobility infringed patents used in touch-screen devices.

The Mannheim state court's ruling Friday follows similar decisions in Britain and the Netherlands.

The ruling can be appealed within 30 days.

Apple and its rivals are locked in a complex worldwide battle over patents and design rights covering the lucrative market for smartphones and tablet computers.

Last month a U.S. court ruled that Samsung phones and tablets infringe on Apple patents, and awarded the Cupertino, California, company $1.05 billion.

Meanwhile, Samsung is seeking royalties from Apple for sales of iPhones it says infringe on its patents.

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chromosome2
Sep 21, 2012
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antialias_physorg
5 / 5 (2) Sep 21, 2012
Finally someone standing up to these patent trolls.

We really should (re)introduce corporeal punishment for frivolous lawsuits.
rwinners
not rated yet Sep 21, 2012
Actually, Samsung has also won in Korea and will probably win in most places outside the US. So....

We Americans are free to pay a premium price for premium features... most of which we will never use.
defactoseven
not rated yet Sep 22, 2012
"We Americans are free to pay a premium price"

Or not.

I think they should just say, "hey! let's just pool everything and split it 50/50. OK?" (sarcasm)

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