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German court denies one of Samsung's seven patent claims against Apple


News by Dan Seifert on Friday January 20, 2012.

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The ongoing court battle between Samsung and Apple in Germany continues today, and it looks like Samsung has suffered a blow in this latest round. A judge in the German regional court where Samsung brought five lawsuits involving seven different patents against Apple has rejected one of Samsung's claims.

The claim involved a patent that covered 3G and UMTS telecommunications technology. The court did not say why the patent claim was rejected, but it has been speculated that it was because Apple's devices were found to not be infringing on the patent itself. Samsung still has four other lawsuits concerning six more patents against Apple for which to lay its hopes upon.

It is very likely that Samsung will appeal today's decision and take the matter to a higher court. In its initial cases, Samsung was looking for a ban on the sale of Apple smartphones and tablets that it claims violate its patents.

Apple, for its part, has its own series of lawsuits against Samsung in Germany that revolve around design patents - as opposed to the technology patents that Samsung is claiming against Apple. Apple's claims involve six patents and the company is looking for a ban on the sale of Samsung's smartphones and tablets in Germany. [via FOSS Patents]

 
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