After an eventful week and over $1 billion in damages later, both Apple and Samsung met in court again, this time in Japan. It was business as usual for both the tech giants legal teams as it was back to the Patent War that brought about one of the largest-ever fines awarded for copyright infringement.
Now Apple has lost the latest round on Friday in Japan. Tokyo District Judge Tamotsu Shoji has ruled that Samsung did not infringe on Apple’s patents relating to synchronising music and video data in devices to servers.
It’s also been one week since a Seoul court issued a split decision finding that Apple and Samsung violated each other’s patents. Both companies were prohibited from selling the infringing devices in South Korea. After the UK courts threw out Apple’s argument earlier this year, this is yet another blow for Apple, who was probably hoping for another tick in the win box, following the verdict in the US.
Apple is still waiting to hear if eight Samsung mobile phones, the majority of which are from the Galaxy SII range, will be blocked from being sold in the US.
Neither Apple nor Samsung have commented on this latest verdict. But you wouldn’t expect anything less than Apple to appeal the decision.
We will keep you updated if this story develops further.
Source and Image: cnet