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.
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.
A verdict on the third and final Samsung patent is expected on 2 March.