ipad galaxytab South Korea bans Apple and Samsung products

The bitter legal dispute between Apple and Samsung has backfired for both companies as South Korea bans a number of their products for patent infringement.

The bitter legal dispute between Apple and Samsung has backfired for both companies as South Korea bans a number of their products for patent infringement.

 
The court ruled that Apple infringed two of Samsung's patents relating to data transfer and transmission, while Samsung infringed one of Apple's patents relating to a visual “bounce back” feature that tells people they've scrolled to the end of the screen.
 
Apple products subject to the sales ban include the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad and iPad 2. Samsung products that are now banned in the country include the Galaxy S I, Galaxy S II, Galaxy Tab, and Galaxy Tab 10.1. So essentially both companies' flagship smartphones and tablets have been wiped off the South Korean market.
 
ipad galaxytab South Korea bans Apple and Samsung products
 
The rival duo were also ordered to pay damages to each other, with Apple told to pay 40 million won ($35,000) and Samsung told to pay 25 million won ($22,000), leaving Samsung with a net gain of $13,000.
 
That figure is buttons, however, compared to the billions being sought in damages in a case currently being heard in the US, but this ruling may make both companies fear of yet another legal stalemate, where not only the consumer, but the companies themselves, suffer.
 
Samsung has come off arguably better in the South Korean court, with the judge rejecting Apple's claim that it copied its design for the iPhone and iPad, one of its primary arguments throughout its legal proceedings over the past few years.
 
Source: BBC