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Apple ends up winning legal battle with Samsung in South Korea

Though the legal ongoing battle between Samsung and Apple in US is underway, Apple had a different reason to cheer. The battle between Samsung and Apple in South Korea ended up with Samsung losing in its home turf.


Apple has sued Samsung for infringement of patents and imitation of Apple’s design. Samsung in turn sued Apple for other patent violations. Apple has tried to stop import of Samsung devices in to the US and South Korea witnessed Samsung doing the Same.

However Seoul Central District Court did not share the same views with Samsung. Samsung claims that the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and iPad 2 were infringing on the company’s patents which the court has dismissed. The Korean Court has found out that the patents regarding the messaging features has been infringed upon by each other.

Samsung’s claim for 100 million ($95,000) in damages and a sale ban was dismissed by the court.

‘We are glad that the Korean Court joined others around the world in standing up for real innovation and rejecting Samsung;s ridiculous claims”, said Steve Park, Korean spokesperson of Apple.

There has been two trials in the battle between the two companies in the past and Apple had also received $930 million in damages during a federal court ruling in San Jose, California.

Now its certain  that Apple devices would not be banned in the country of the case’s dismissal. With Apple having a whole new generation of devices banning these older devices wouldn’t make much of a difference.

[Source: Reuters]

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