Apple vs Samsung

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Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. was the first of a series of ongoing lawsuits between Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics regarding the design of smartphones and tablet computers; between them, the companies made more than half of smartphones sold worldwide as of July 2012.[1] In the spring of 2011, Apple began litigating against Samsung in patent infringement suits, while Apple and Motorola Mobility were already engaged in a patent war on several fronts.[2] Apple's multinational litigation over technology patents became known as part of the mobile device patent wars: extensive litigation in fierce competition in the global market for consumer…show more content…
Samsung has also sued Apple, claiming the iPhone and iPad infringe on Samsung patents. On Friday, August 31, 2012, The Tokyo District Court ruled that Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones and tablets did not violate an Apple patent on technology that synchronizes music and videos between devices and servers.[21] The three-judge panel in Japan also awarded legal costs to be reimbursed to Samsung. Presiding Judge Tamotsu Shoji said: "The defendant's products do not seem like they used the same technology as the plaintiff's products so we turn down the complaints made by [Apple]." An unnamed spokesperson for Samsung said: "[We will] continue to offer highly innovative products to consumers, and continue our contributions toward the mobile industry's development."[22] Ronald A. Cass, a legal consultant and former vice chairman of the International Trade Commission, commented: “I wouldn’t expect there to be a lot of judgments like this one." - Quote regards to the verdict from the American courts not the Japanese courts in reference to how patent disputes are heard by juries.[21] [edit]German courts In August

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