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.


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