Samsung loses Apple patent suit in UK over 3G data

 

Apple has won a patent infringement lawsuit today in the UK that clears it of charges that it unlawfully used Samsung technology. Samsung had claimed that three patents related to processing and transmitting data on 3G networks had been infringed by Apple, but the court found all three claims invalid.

Thomson Reuters reports that while Apple declined to comment, a Samsung spokeswoman said, "Upon a thorough review of the judgment we will decide whether to file an appeal."

In a previous UK lawsuit between the two, Apple lost when they claimed Samsung infringed their patents with the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Tab 8.9 and Tab 7.7. Apple was punished and had to put an apology on its website, however, because of Apple's wording of the apology, Judge Jacob deemed Apple "non-compliant" and ordered them to reissue it.

Last August in the U.S., Apple won $1.049 billion in damages against Samsung as the Jury found that Samsung had infringed on design and software patents.

Source: Thomson Reuters Image: Apple, Samsung

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Patent battles seem to be taking center stage these days. Seems that such are an industry on to itself. In the end, products these companies make likely cost the consumer more.

They've always been just as common, we just don't hear about most of them as they are often about things the consumer doesn't care about.

Kelxin said,
Wow, the cool aid runs like syrup in this thread...

considering really no one is sticking up for Samsung, or posting here, how are people drinking the cool aid?

even though I do not like Apple in my opinion Samsung should pay the company at least 10 billion in damages given that most of their products looks almost exactly the same as Apple's....

maxslaterrobins said,

Samsung are delusional for thinking they can get away with it.

Get away with what? This thread is about Samsung losing in the UK. Doesnt seem like they are getting away with anything.

ttttttt11 said,
even though I do not like Apple in my opinion Samsung should pay the company at least 10 billion in damages given that most of their products looks almost exactly the same as Apple's....

Oh really?
Please, can you tell us which products look exactly like Apple's?
Should Apple sue every company because they also sell Touchscreen Smartphones?
Also every Samsung phone has at least 3 buttons where Apple iPhones have only 1.

ttttttt11 said,
even though I do not like Apple in my opinion Samsung should pay the company at least 10 billion in damages given that most of their products looks almost exactly the same as Apple's....

And Apple's products is not a copy of everyone else?

The fact is though that Apple should get fined 50 billion dollar for abusing the broken and useless court system the wrong way in USA just because Apple is only trying to stop the competition via the courts rather than on market just to gain more users.

ttttttt11 said,
even though I do not like Apple in my opinion Samsung should pay the company at least 10 billion in damages given that most of their products looks almost exactly the same as Apple's....

Trolling at its finest!

No kidding, that is the dumbest sounding suit ever. I hate it when companies claim they own the rights to combining to pieces of technology that clearly are meant to work together.