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Samsung has lost a second case in Germany that alleged Apple infringed one of of its mobile patents, but a decision has yet to be made on a third and final patent.

Samsung has lost a second case in Germany that alleged Apple infringed one of of its mobile patents.

 
The Korean electronics giant revealed that the court did not believe Apple devices employed its technology without a licence, a ruling that will have Apple executives breathing a sigh of relief given the possibility of a sales ban.
 
The decision dashes hopes that Samsung could possibly use a victory in Germany to bargain with Apple to get its cases dropped or reversed, but the battle is far from over, as Samsung is awaiting a decision on a third patent that it claims Apple is infringing.
 
judge Samsung loses second German patent case against Apple
 
This is the latest ruling in a bitter battle between the two technology firms over alleged copying, which many see as competition brought to an unsavoury and somewhat petty level. Each verdict is being watched closely as the rivals build a tally against each other.
 
Samsung previously lost its case on the first applicable patent in Germany and a French court refused Samsung's bid to have the iPhone 4S banned. Apple has also lost several cases, including one in the US and, more recently, another in the Netherlands.
 
A verdict on the third and final Samsung patent is expected on 2 March.
 
Source: Reuters