“A Japanese court Thursday rejected a claim by Samsung that Apple stole its technology, in the latest round of a global legal battle between the smartphone giants over patents,” AFP reports.

“The Tokyo District Court ruled that Samsung has no rights over data transmission technology used in some of Apple’s iPhone smartphones, said a spokesman for Samsung’s Tokyo office,” AFP reports.

“Similar lawsuits over the same technology were heard in the United States and South Korea, with a US court finding for Apple in August last year while a South Korean court sided with Samsung, the spokesman added.”

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MacDailyNews Take: No, really, a South Korean court sided with Samsung, which basically owns the country? Shocking.

Nice to see Japan getting it right.