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.