Tokyo court rules in favor of Samsung
SAN FRANCISCO - Agence France-PresseA Tokyo court on Aug. 31 dismissed Apple’s claim that Samsung had infringed on its patent - the latest ruling in the global legal battle over smartphones that pits the two technology titans against each other.
Samsung Electronics welcomed the Tokyo Court ruling that its technology to synchronize mobile players with computers did not infringe on Apple patents as confirming “our long-held position.”
Apple, the California-based maker of the hit iPhone and iPad, is embroiled in similar legal squabbles around the world over whether Samsung smartphones, which relies on Google’s Android technology, illegally used Apple designs, ideas or technology.
In one such case, a jury in California ruled last week that Samsung products illegally used such Apple creations as the “bounce-back” feature when a user scrolls to an end image, and the ability to zoom text with a tap of a finger.