Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) recently won another patent case against Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) in Japan. A court in Tokyo rejected Samsung’s request to ban Apple gadgets in their market. This dispute was over data transmission patents.
The court discovered that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) didn’t make negotiations over the questioned patents, which meant they had no right to to litigate compensation.
The representative for Samsung spoke to CNET, “[We’re] disappointed by today’s court decision, and following a thorough review of the ruling, it will take the measures necessary to protect its intellectual property rights.”
CNET contacted Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for their side of the story. However, at press time, there was no word from the iPhone 5 maker.
This particular case first originated in Japan nearly two years ago as Samsung sued Apple. This lawsuit claimed two key violations which involved the following technologies: HSPA telecommunications technology, WCDMA technology, and mobile phone-to-PC tethering technology. This lawsuit was their answer against Apple, who previously filed a lawsuit to ban select Samsung gadgets including Galaxy S, Galaxy S2, and Galaxy Tab 7.
This lawsuit was one of the many litigations between the rival companies. Currently, both companies are battling it out in ten different countries. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) are gearing up for another courtroom case in Northern California next year.
So far, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been the most successful in these courtroom battles as they have won the majority of cases. Despite their efforts, they still struggle at banning Samsung devices. And despite their losing streak, Samsung remains strong at battling Apple in court.
This report should put Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on a good path. The company’s recent decline in shares has many investors and fans concerned about the company’s future even though sales are still strong. Both Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Samsung still lead the smartphone market and will most likely continue to do so in the next few quarters.