“A Tokyo court ruled on Friday that Samsung Electronics’ mobile devices did not violate an Apple Inc patent involved in synching mobile devices and computers, awarding the South Korean maker a victory a week after it lost a bruising landmark patent case in the United States,” Reuters reports.

“In rejecting Apple’s suit, Tokyo District Court Judge Tamotsu Shoji said Samsung’s products did not infringe on the U.S. firm’s technological scope,” Reuters reports. “A U.S. federal jury found last week that Apple did not infringe on any of Samsung’s patents, while the South Korean firm had copied key features of iPhone.”

Reuters reports, “The same jury awarded Apple $1.05 billion in damages and it is now seeking speedy bans on the sale of eight Samsung phones in the U.S. market. ‘We welcome the court’s decision, which confirmed our long-held position that our products do not infringe Apple’s intellectual property,’ Samsung said in a statement following the verdict from the Tokyo court.”

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MacDailyNews Take: You know, because one patent being ruled on by one court means you didn’t copy a hundred others.

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