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Tokyo high court upholds Samsung win against Apple



An employee shows an Apple’s iPhone 4s (L) and a Samsung’s Galaxy S3 (R) at a mobile phone shop in Seoul on August 27, 2012. AFP FILE PHOTO

TOKYO — A Tokyo high court has upheld a lower court’s ruling that Samsung did not infringe on Apple’s patent for synchronizing music and data across devices.

Apple asked for 100 million yen ($ 1 million) in damages, but the Tokyo District Court ruled in Samsung’s favor last August.

The Intellectual Property High Court in Tokyo upheld that decision Tuesday.

This appeal case is one of many legal battles between the technology giants.

The court decision comes after Apple won a separate patent infringement case against Samsung in the Tokyo District Court last week.








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  • lebabski

    the things Apple sues its competitors over are getting more ridiculous everyday

    • Jack Bw

      Shameless patent-whoring. I used to root for Apple when they would 1-UP every competition with each product release. Not anymore. Now they want to get ahead with frivolous lawsuits. I hope one of these days karma pays them a visit.

  • w33k3nd3r

    Asians helping Asians.

    • bisdakis

      Americans helping Americans.



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