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Dutch Court Rules Samsung Didn't Infringe Upon Apple Patent

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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  • hotroderx
    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?
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  • the associate
    hotroderxSamsing.... Cant we at least get the titles spelled correctly =(
    LOL
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  • ahnilated
    Spell checking went away long ago when Tom sold this site.
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  • ironmb
    Sam can sing apparently.
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  • freggo
    ahnilatedSpell checking went away long ago when Tom sold this site.
    Maybe that's how the French spell Samsung :-)
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  • ironmb
    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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  • stormblade42
    The headline editor must be on vacation.
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  • eternalkp
    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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  • Uh ironmb there isn't anything incorrect about that
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  • 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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