samsung headquarters korea Japanese court rejects Samsungs patent lawsuit against Apple

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.

 Japanese court rejects Samsungs patent lawsuit against Apple

(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.