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Samsung’s appeals for sales injunctions in Japan against the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S have failed after a Tokyo court rejected claims that the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) devices infringed on the Korean company’s patents.
Samsung had alleged that the two devices used its patented technology to perform functions related to downloading apps and adding a flight mode. However, the Tokyo District Court, making its decision in two separate rulings, failed to find violations. Samsung reportedly still has a third case against Apple in the court, which is related to the utilization of home screen space.
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Foss Patents’ Florian Mueller said that Apple’s latest victories prove that the iPhone maker is “on the winning track” in courts against Samsung, with the only legal victories for the latter coming in Korea and the Netherlands. “Samsung’s problem is not that there were two non-wins in Japan,” Mueller wrote. “Samsung’s problem is that Apple has won a variety of rulings (even if none of them had or has the potential to force Samsung out of a major market) while Samsung hasn’t won anything meaningful outside of Korea, and nothing anywhere in the world over a non-standard-essential patent.” Apple, of course, famously won a key jury decision in August in San Jose, California.
Separately, Apple is appealing an August decision from a Tokyo court that rejected its claim that Samsung violated a patent related to the synchronizing of music and video data in devices with servers.
The latest decisions were first reported by the English edition of Japanese newspaper The Asahi Shimbun.
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