Samsung Beats Apple's Smartphone Patent Claims In Japan

Law360, Los Angeles (August 31, 2012, 4:52 PM EDT) -- A Japanese court on Friday reportedly dismissed Apple Inc.'s claims that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.'s mobile devices infringe a patent covering technology that allows media players to share data with personal computers, a victory for Samsung following its recent $1 billion loss to Apple in the U.S.

The decision dealt specifically with synchronizing technology and was the first major ruling by a Japanese court in Samsung and Apple's global litigation war over mobile devices, according to an Associated Press report. The companies are currently wrapped up...
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