“Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday lost its bid to ban sales of Apple Inc’s older iPhone and iPad in South Korea after a court dismissed a lawsuit claiming the U.S. firm had infringed on three of Samsung’s mobile patents,” Reuters reports. “A judge at the Seoul Central District Court said Apple products such as the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and iPad2 did not violate Samsung patents on short message display methods and messaging grouping features. The court ruled against a sale ban on the products and threw out Samsung’s claim for 100 million won ($95,100) in damages.”
“‘We are glad the Korean court joined others around the world in standing up for real innovation and rejecting Samsung’s ridiculous claims,’ Apple Korea spokesman Steve Park said,” Reuters reports. “Samsung said in a statement, ‘As Apple has continued to infringe our patented mobile technologies, we will continue to take the measures necessary to protect our intellectual property rights.'”
Reuters reports, “Apple and Samsung have gone to trial twice in the past two years in a San Jose, California federal court, where juries have awarded Apple roughly $930 million in damages.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Seoul Central District Court, no slush fund for you!
Boycott Samsung-branded products. Do not support liars and thieves.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz,” “Arline M.,” Dan K.,” “John Doe,” and “silverhawk1” for the heads up.]