Samsung drops a patent-infringement counter-suit against Apple

“Samsung Electronics Co. dropped a patent-infringement suit against Apple Inc. (AAPL), filed at a U.S. federal court in April in response to allegations its Galaxy products copied the iPhone and iPad,” Bomi Lim reports for Bloomberg.

“Samsung Electronics dropped the suit on June 30 ‘to streamline the legal proceedings,’ Nam Ki Yung, a spokesman for the Suwon, South Korea-based company, said today in a telephone interview,” Lim reports. “Samsung will continue to defend its patent rights through a counter-claim in an earlier suit Apple filed at the same court in San Jose, California, he said.”

Advertisement: Students, parents and Faculty save up to $200 on a new Mac.

Lim reports, “Litigation between the two companies, which compete in the mobile-device market, is under way in at least five countries including South Korea, Japan, Germany and the U.K. Withdrawal of the California suit won’t affect other U.S. cases or patent- violation complaints Samsung raised against Apple in other countries, Nam said.”

Read more in the full article here.

Related articles:
Apple files preliminary injunction in U.S. against Samsung Infuse 4G, Galaxy S 4G, Droid Charge, Galaxy Tab 10.1 – July 2, 2011
Samsung scoffs at Apple in California lawsuit defense filing – July 1, 2011
Samsung files U.S. ITC complaint against Apple: Long-time partners heading for ugly divorce? – June 29, 2011
Apple sues Samsung in South Korea in patent fight – June 24, 2011
Judge denies Samsung request to see Apple iPhone 5, iPad 3 – June 22, 2011
Samsung denies negotiating with Apple over iPhone and iPad infringement – June 20, 2011
Apple and Samsung executives in talks on patent lawsuits – June 18, 2011
Apple amends complaint against Samsung, asserts more IP rights against more products – June 17, 2011
Apple feels ‘harassed’ by ‘copyist’ Samsung’s demands iPhone 5 and iPad 3 previews; showdown on Friday – June 14, 2011
Samsung seeks court order to see Apple’s next-gen iPhone, iPad samples in patent dispute – May 31, 2011
Judge orders Samsung to hand over five unreleased Android phones, tablets to Apple – May 24, 2011
Samsung files new lawsuit against Apple in U.S. – April 29, 2011
Samsung phone sales drop 14%, profit drops 30% – April 29, 2011
NPD: Apple iPhone 4 for Verizon best-selling mobile phone in U.S.; causes Android to lose share for first time since Q209 – April 28, 2011
Samsung’s new Galaxy S phone shows few changes from model that prompted Apple lawsuit – April 28, 2011
Samsung countersues Apple over iPhone, iPad; lawsuits filed in South Korea, Japan and Germany – April 22, 2011
Apple lawsuit against Samsung deemed no threat to supply – April 19, 2011
Apple v. Samsung: a complete lawsuit analysis – April 19, 2011
Samsung vows to countersue Apple over patent suit – April 19, 2011
Why Apple is suing Samsung and why Samsung will likely settle – April 19, 2011
Apple to Samsung: ‘Blatant copying is wrong’ – April 18, 2011
Apple sues Samsung for attempting to copy look and feel of iPhone, iPad – April 18, 2011
Samsung’s ‘Instinct’ is obviously to make Apple iPhone knockoffs – April 1, 2008

17 Comments

  1. “We’re dropping our TOTALLY valid lawsuit because we — uhhh — want to streamline the legal proceedings. Yeehhhh, that’s the ticket. Because — uh — we don’t want to take up more of the judge’s time than necessary. Yeh. Honest.”

      1. I WISH we had Edit…
        especially with Auto Correct in iOS.. would love to go back and fix apple’s rewrites of what i typed.

        i’d turn it off completely, but spell check over teh years has ruined my ability to speel. 😉

Reader Feedback

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.