“Samsung’s Galaxy products using certain versions of Google Inc.’s Android operating system don’t infringe Apple patents concerning so-called multi-touch flags, Judge Peter Blok said in a ruling today in The Hague, Netherlands,” Noordhuis reports. “The Hague-based court said today’s verdict follows similar rulings in the U.K. and Germany on the touch- screen patents.”
Noordhuis reports, “Apple, based in Cupertino, California, was also ordered to pay Samsung about 325,000 euros ($420,000) in costs, the judge said. Steve Park, a spokesman for Apple in Seoul, declined to comment. The court started a new round of trials between Apple and Samsung in the Netherlands in September, concerning multiple patents and proceedings as Apple seeks a ban on Galaxy devices in the country, where the Suwon, South Korea-based company has its distribution center for Europe.”
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