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Apple loses German patent case

2012-09-21 20:03

Berlin - A German court has dismissed Apple's claim that Samsung and Google's Motorola Mobility infringed patents used in touch-screen devices.

The Mannheim state court's ruling on Friday follows similar decisions in Britain and the Netherlands.

The ruling can be appealed within 30 days.

Apple and its rivals are locked in a complex worldwide battle over patents and design rights covering the lucrative market for smartphones and tablet computers.

Last month a US court ruled that Samsung phones and tablets infringe on Apple patents, and awarded the Cupertino, California, company $1.05bn.

Meanwhile, Samsung is seeking royalties from Apple for sales of iPhones it says infringe on its patents.

Comments
  • nun.chuck.7 - 2012-09-22 09:00

    So the only court that has awarded Apple damages was an American court? Surprise surprise.

  • mlungisi.fynn - 2012-09-22 09:57

    Yes!

  • tuco.angeleyes - 2012-09-22 11:54

    Steve Jobs must be turning in his grave over the cRAPPLe that is taking place in the company he created. They can't innovate, all they can do is try and drag the rest of the world down with them by suing the competition.

  • godfrey.mabunda - 2012-09-22 12:10

    American are so cocky,they think they control everything.big up German,British,Netherland courts for clearing this mess.

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