Samsung loses second German 3G patent lawsuit against Apple

“One week after dismissing Samsung’s first German patent infringement lawsuit against Apple, the Mannheim Regional Court also rejected Samsung’s second complaint,” Florian Mueller reports for FOSS Patents.

“At the mid-November hearings. it looked like Samsung was reasonably likely to prevail on at least one of the two patents. The case that was adjudicated today looked more promising to Samsung than the one dismissed last week,” Mueller reports. “For Samsung, this outcome must be disappointing. But the Korean electronics giant is known for its fighting spirit and unlikely to back down.”

MacDailyNews Take: Typo Alert: In the last sentence above, change “fighting spirt” to “slavish copying.”

Mueller continues, “Apple’s and Samsung’s claims against each other continue to have a very high drop-out rate in different jurisdictions. Since both companies are doing very well (with Apple being not just highly but even unbelievably profitable), they can afford to keep going, and at this point neither litigant has the leverage to force its rival into a settlement.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: From what we’ve heard and read so far, Apple has never shown any interest in settling. Apple doesn’t want royalties, they simply want companies to stop stealing their hard-earned IP.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


    1. Racist drivel.

      I lived in Korea, twice, and was never witness to the behavior you’re suggesting.

      Perhaps in your attempt to fit in, you choose to bash a whole race of people for the misgivings of a handful of Korean Kapitalists.

  1. There is no talk of any settlement because there is no need to settle – so far there have been no major infringment losses on either side other than a minor disruption in Australia which will be easily remedied with a minor design change. Apple’s recent “win” in US courts prompted a Android software work around that took about one day. So at the end of the day these legal battles are turning out to be full of sound and fury, signifying nothing…

      1. The caparison is apt only in the determination to fight and the likely outcome. To be sure, the Texans were defending their rights, their colonies, with tragic results; while Samsung is stealing Apple’s rights.

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