Samsung admits defeat in latest iPhone wrangle

By James Barnes

01 March 2013 at 12:00 BST

A Japanese court has dismissed claims by South Korean manufacturer Samsung that Apple had been using patented data transmission technology in its iPhone device, a Samsung spokesperson has admitted.

Samsung: knocked back in Japan

Tech web site ZDNet reports that the Tokyo District Court yesterday ruled that Samsung had no rights over the transmission technology used in some of Californian technology giant Apple's iPhones.


The latest battle in the long-running global patent war between the two companies saw Samsung seek an injunction to prevent the manufacture and sale of some of Apple's smartphones in a dispute over patent rights.
The claim, which was originally made in 2011, was countered by Apple who filed a lawsuit seeking a court ruling that Samsung did not hold patent rights and had no claim to damages.

Property rights

Samsung’s Tokyo office said it was disappointed by the decision, adding that ‘after studying details of the court ruling, we will take necessary measures to protect our property rights’.
Apple declined to comment on the case.


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