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Apple Appeals Against Samsung Lawsuit Loss in Japan

By - Source: Bloomberg | B 23 comments

Tokyo judge ruled that Samsung's smartphones and Galaxy Tablet 7 did not infringe on Apple's patents.

Apple has officially filed for an appeal in one of its losses against Samsung in one of the many patent cases between the two technology giants

The firm has filed the necessary paperwork that it hopes will reverse a Tokyo judge's decision that smartphones and tablets belonging to Samsung not infringing on Apple's patents.

Apple had initially filed the aforementioned lawsuit during August, where it accused Samsung's Galaxy S and Galaxy S II smartphones, as well as the Galaxy Tablet 7 infringing on its patents pertaining to the synchronization of music and video to servers.

A few days before the lawsuit's decision was made, Apple had experienced its biggest ever victory against Samsung by being awarded $1.05 billion in damages, which jeopardizes the sale of several Samsung devices in the U.S. The latter, however, has requested for the trial to be dismissed due to the judge's personal history.

Samsung has also filed a lawsuit against the iPhone 5 following its release, while Apple were dealt legal blows when a sales ban against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Galaxy Nexus were both overturned.

 

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    kartu , October 19, 2012 6:21 AM
    otacon72So a Japanese court ruled a South Korean company didn't did not infringe on Apple's patents....you don't say..lol. I have no love for Apple but yeah....not exactly shocking news.

    Relations between koreans and japanese are pretty bad and there are historic reasons for that, you moron.
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    Kami3k , October 19, 2012 5:49 AM
    They are Japanese, they would know tech.
  • 27 Hide
    stoogie , October 19, 2012 5:45 AM
    If apple ever made innovative products(which they don't), then they wouldn't need to cheat the patent system to block sales of competitors.
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  • 27 Hide
    stoogie , October 19, 2012 5:45 AM
    If apple ever made innovative products(which they don't), then they wouldn't need to cheat the patent system to block sales of competitors.
  • 28 Hide
    Kami3k , October 19, 2012 5:49 AM
    They are Japanese, they would know tech.
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    kartu , October 19, 2012 6:16 AM
    Brits rock:
    http://apple.slashdot.org/story/12/10/18/1252210/in-uk-apple-must-run-ad-apologizing-to-samsung

    Shame on you, Lucy Koh...
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    kartu , October 19, 2012 6:21 AM
    otacon72So a Japanese court ruled a South Korean company didn't did not infringe on Apple's patents....you don't say..lol. I have no love for Apple but yeah....not exactly shocking news.

    Relations between koreans and japanese are pretty bad and there are historic reasons for that, you moron.
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    InvalidError , October 19, 2012 6:44 AM
    otacon72So a Japanese court ruled a South Korean company didn't did not infringe on Apple's patents....you don't say..lol. I have no love for Apple but yeah....not exactly shocking news.

    If patent offices actually checked patents for prior art both in existing patents and in-the-wild along with assess their technical merit, most of Apple and software patents in general would be denied, we would have far fewer ridiculous patent troll lawsuits and possibly much cheaper products due to lower legal costs.
  • 16 Hide
    falchard , October 19, 2012 7:31 AM
    IF I am not mistaken, I am pretty sure Microsoft has the patent of synchronizing music and videos to servers.
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    chibiwings , October 19, 2012 8:13 AM
    not suprised with the verdict.. apple thought they can buy japanese judges. As apple claims before that iphone 3 &4 is successful in japanese as they created a script japanese falling in line on apple store on launched dates.. ... do apple have an idea on what a japanese phone can do?
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    cats_Paw , October 19, 2012 9:25 AM
    This is like watching two elephants fighting in the center of your living room, while everyone else dosent give a crap....
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    Someone Somewhere , October 19, 2012 9:51 AM
    Quote:
    The latter, however, has requested for the trial to be dismissed due to the judge's personal history.

    It's the jury foreman.

    The title made me think that apple was appealing against samsung losing a lawsuit :lol: 
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    dthx , October 19, 2012 10:25 AM
    otacon72So a Japanese court ruled a South Korean company didn't did not infringe on Apple's patents....you don't say..lol. I have no love for Apple but yeah....not exactly shocking news.

    You don't seem to know a lot about how the world's history and how the economics work. Japan is precisely one of the places where a South-Corean company would have little chance to attact the sympathy of a judge ! Maybe you were thinking that all Asians look the same, are yellow, eat rice and manufacture counterfeited products from Japan to Singapore... ;-)
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    house70 , October 19, 2012 10:54 AM
    otacon72So a Japanese court ruled a South Korean company didn't did not infringe on Apple's patents....you don't say..lol. I have no love for Apple but yeah....not exactly shocking news.


    Dude, you just won the Most Ignorant Comment prize.
    "I have no love for Apple" - Of course you don't... your comment(s) show it.
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    alidan , October 19, 2012 11:23 AM
    Kami3kThey are Japanese, they would know tech.


    use the japanese internet, and read some of their brilliant police work, and you will see thats not the case at all.

    otacon72So a Japanese court ruled a South Korean company didn't did not infringe on Apple's patents....you don't say..lol. I have no love for Apple but yeah....not exactly shocking news.


    actually its a hive shock, with how much japan tends to not like korea.
  • 3 Hide
    tomfreak , October 19, 2012 11:53 AM
    Kami3kThey are Japanese, they would know tech.
    mean while in America....
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    Vladislaus , October 19, 2012 12:52 PM
    otacon72So a Japanese court ruled a South Korean company didn't did not infringe on Apple's patents....you don't say..lol. I have no love for Apple but yeah....not exactly shocking news.

    You do know that South Korea and Japan are different countries?

    Also it's like saying Apple won against Samsung in the US because of the same reason.
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    abbadon_34 , October 19, 2012 12:56 PM
    it's bad enough apples controls it's users with a heavy hand, it's worse they try to stop those who let them be free
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    amdwilliam1985 , October 19, 2012 1:41 PM
    otacon72So a Japanese court ruled a South Korean company didn't did not infringe on Apple's patents....you don't say..lol. I have no love for Apple but yeah....not exactly shocking news.


    What about Apple losing in UK(thus the entire Europe)? Did the whole world side with Samsung because they are all Asians? lol, stupid iSheep making stupid comments. As far as I know, Apple can only win in US court system.
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    Kami3k , October 19, 2012 2:28 PM
    alidanuse the japanese internet, and read some of their brilliant police work, and you will see thats not the case at all. actually its a hive shock, with how much japan tends to not like korea.


    Oh I'm sorry, I didn't know police work was technology.

    Sorry, I'll just throw out my computer and get a cop to run Crysis.
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    BulkZerker , October 19, 2012 2:45 PM
    Kami3kOh I'm sorry, I didn't know police work was technology.Sorry, I'll just throw out my computer and get a cop to run Crysis.


    Probably should with your brain being the way it is. Cops over there are about clueless when it comes to cybercrime
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    zenom11 , October 19, 2012 5:07 PM
    If all of you not aware yet, Apple doesn't only have a software and hardware segment. The new segment is called iLawyerUp. For now the division on work on business patent. In the future, where divorce rate in the US keep on going up, the divorced get re-marry then re-divorce, Apple will have an iDivorce product line.
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    burmese_dude , October 19, 2012 6:34 PM
    I'd like to know how much lawyers have earned since Apple started going after competitions. Got to be in close to billions by now, having to sue, defend, appeal, more appeal, new trial, massage Tim Cook's iBalls.
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