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Dutch Court Rules Samsung Didn't Infringe Upon Apple Patent

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Technology giants are locked in patent disputes in at least 10 countries.

A Dutch court has ruled that Samsung did not infringe upon an Apple patent by utilizing particular multi-touch technologies on several Galaxy smartphones and tablets.

Apple had argued in September that its rival infringed upon a patent relating to multi-touch function that enables a user to use two fingers at one time on a touch screen.

"We welcome today’s ruling, which affirms our position that our products do not infringe Apple’s intellectual property," said Samsung.

"For decades, we have heavily invested in pioneering the development of technological and design innovations in the mobile industry, which have been constantly reflected in our products. We will continue to further develop and introduce products that enhance the lives of Dutch consumers."

The Dutch court also mentioned that its multi-touch patent ruling was similar to those in the United Kingdom and Germany. Apple, meanwhile, has to bear the cost of the legal fees related to this court case, with the firm owing $400,000 to Samsung.

Samsung, of course, was dealt a more considerable legal blow when a U.S. judge awarded $1.05 billion to Apple over a lawsuit, which is being contested by the South Korean firm. Both technology giants are involved in a myriad of patent disputes in at least 10 countries.

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  • 21 Hide
    hotroderx , October 26, 2012 4:06 PM
    Samsing.... Cant we at least get the titles spelled correctly =(

    Toms is starting to look more and more amature.... anyone else know a decent tech news website?
  • 13 Hide
    ironmb , October 26, 2012 4:12 PM
    Sam can sing apparently.
  • 11 Hide
    ironmb , October 26, 2012 4:12 PM
    hotroderxSamsing.... Cant we at least get the titles spelled correctly =(Toms is starting to look more and more amature.... anyone else know a decent tech news website?


    Interesting.
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  • 21 Hide
    hotroderx , October 26, 2012 4:06 PM
    Samsing.... Cant we at least get the titles spelled correctly =(

    Toms is starting to look more and more amature.... anyone else know a decent tech news website?
  • 0 Hide
    the associate , October 26, 2012 4:10 PM
    hotroderxSamsing.... Cant we at least get the titles spelled correctly =(


    LOL
  • 3 Hide
    ahnilated , October 26, 2012 4:10 PM
    Spell checking went away long ago when Tom sold this site.
  • 13 Hide
    ironmb , October 26, 2012 4:12 PM
    Sam can sing apparently.
  • 4 Hide
    freggo , October 26, 2012 4:12 PM
    ahnilatedSpell checking went away long ago when Tom sold this site.


    Maybe that's how the French spell Samsung :-)
  • 11 Hide
    ironmb , October 26, 2012 4:12 PM
    hotroderxSamsing.... Cant we at least get the titles spelled correctly =(Toms is starting to look more and more amature.... anyone else know a decent tech news website?


    Interesting.
  • 4 Hide
    stormblade42 , October 26, 2012 4:14 PM
    The headline editor must be on vacation.
  • 9 Hide
    eternalkp , October 26, 2012 4:15 PM
    what do you expect from an apple fanboi like zak islam?
    you know he's crying inside

    only in america where samsung has to pay $1billion dollars. unbelieveable
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    Anonymous , October 26, 2012 4:16 PM
    Uh ironmb there isn't anything incorrect about that
  • 11 Hide
    Anonymous , October 26, 2012 4:20 PM
    Come on guys, seriously? Give Tom's a break here, they're clearly trying to portray Samsung...ooops, Samsing to be a present tense...um..day, company! Samsung belongs to the past, Samsing is the present!
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    frombehind , October 26, 2012 4:22 PM
    hotroderxSamsing.... Cant we at least get the titles spelled correctly =(Toms is starting to look more and more amature.... anyone else know a decent tech news website?

    I use slashdot myself
  • 0 Hide
    Regor245 , October 26, 2012 4:29 PM
    Samsing :lol: 
  • 0 Hide
    siciro , October 26, 2012 4:31 PM
    lovely news
  • 2 Hide
    siciro , October 26, 2012 4:32 PM
    This article was written by Mr Islam. Im afraid the wrong spelling will remain
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    freggo , October 26, 2012 4:33 PM
    hotroderxSamsing.... Cant we at least get the titles spelled correctly =(Toms is starting to look more and more amature.... anyone else know a decent tech news website?


    Not to mock you... but complaining about a minor slip of the finger "u" and "i" are next to each other on the keyboard...

    and then using 'cant' and 'amature' in your reply :-)
  • 5 Hide
    NuclearShadow , October 26, 2012 4:35 PM
    A simple typo hardly takes anything away from the quality of the article. Besides the common place for errors in the articles has become part of Tom's charm.
  • 2 Hide
    willard , October 26, 2012 4:47 PM
    NuclearShadowBesides the common place for errors in the articles has become part of Tom's charm.

    No, it's part of the systemic dumbing down of so-called "news" sites on the internet. It's all about page views for the ad revenue, and without them the sites fold. Out of necessity, sites do anything and everything to drive up views. This typically means a lax editing process to publish more stories per day, sensationalist headlines and a thousand articles a day about Apple (draws in the fanboys and haters alike) and an overall lowering of the bar on quality to emphasize quantity.

    There are still sites with a very high bar on quality (AnandTech being my favorite) if you're tired of reading week old, misspelled headlines here.
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    sync_nine , October 26, 2012 5:34 PM
    Spelling nazi troll.....
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    fuzzion , October 26, 2012 5:37 PM
    hotroderxSamsing.... Cant we at least get the titles spelled correctly =(Toms is starting to look more and more amature.... anyone else know a decent tech news website?


    GO to anandtech if you are looking for something more professional than tomshardware.
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    freggo , October 26, 2012 5:40 PM
    willardNo, it's part of the systemic dumbing down of so-called "news" sites on the internet. It's all about page views for the ad revenue, and without them the sites fold. Out of necessity, sites do anything and everything to drive up views.


    You got that 100% right. That's the price we pay for 'free' sites.
    Let's face it, operating a site like THG takes a lot of manpower and $$$. It has to be recovered from somewhere.
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