Japan’s district court appears to be uninterested in hearing all about how Apple infringed upon Samsung’s patents and vice versa. In a recent filing in Japan, a Tokyo District Court has rejected Samsung’s allegations that Apple violated some of its patents in various iPhone models.
Amidst all the commotions surrounding Samsung’s overly hyped upcoming Galaxy S IV smartphone, some may have forgotten that the legal battles between and Samsung is ongoing. The two consumer tech juggernauts both want to deal a fatal blow to each other’s core, and the Galaxy S IV may well be subjected to that same patent bickering once it hits the market.
(The purported Samsung Galaxy S IV)
In a statement to Reuters, Samsung stated:
“We are disappointed by today's court decision. Following a thorough review of the ruling, we will take the measures necessary to protect our intellectual property rights.”
Apple went home with a huge victory over Samsung last year when a California court awarded Apple $1.05 billion in damages–although Apple was seeking twice that amount.