Apple scores court win in South Korea as judge tosses Samsung patent suit

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
A South Korean court on Thursday local Korea time dismissed a Samsung patent suit against Apple that sought monetary damages and a sales ban against the iPhone 4S and iPad 2.



As reported by Reuters, Apple's latest court victory on Samsung's home turf involved a dismissal of claims made by the Korean firm, which alleged the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 infringed on three patents related to displaying data, user interfaces, and short text (SMS) messaging.

First filed in March 2012, Samsung's complaint was stopped short by a judge at the Seoul Central District Court, who declared the accused Apple products did not violate the Galaxy maker's IP.

Samsung's motion for a ban on iPhone 4S and iPad 2 sales was denied, while another damages claim for 100 million won (roughly $95,000) was thrown out.

In a previous South Korean court case, both parties were faulted for infringing on each other's patents. Apple was ordered to pay 20 million won, or $17,650 for each patent violation for a total of $35,300, while Samsung had to dish out 25 million won, or $22,000 for its infringement.

The news is just the latest development in Apple and Samsung's ongoing worldwide patent struggle, which was sparked by a 2011 Apple lawsuit that claimed the Korean tech giant copied the look and feel of the iPhone and iPad.

A watershed jury trial in California found Samsung guilty of patent infringement and awarded Apple $1.05 billion in damages in 2012.

Following the Apple v. Samsung trial, presiding Judge Lucy Koh vacated about $405 million from the award due to erroneous calculations made by the jury. The jurist set a retrial to reassess the damages amount.

In November, a second jury of eight heard the reset damages case and ultimately awarded Apple $290 million. The amount was below the $380 million Apple sought to make itself "whole," but proved even further removed from the $53 million Samsung argued it owed. Including the restored damages, Samsung now owes Apple some $930 million in the California case alone.

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  • Reply 1 of 19
    john.bjohn.b Posts: 2,720member
    [QUOTE]A South Korean court on [U]Thursday local Korea[/U] time dismissed a Samsung patent suit against Apple that sought monetary damages and a sales ban against the iPhone 4S and iPad 2.[/QUOTE]

    Do you ever start writing, and put in a placeholder for something you meant to go back and look up, so you didn't lose your train of thought, then forget to go back and fix it? :)
  • Reply 2 of 19
    Lulz
  • Reply 3 of 19
    In addition, the Supreme Most Loved Judge levied an additional 6 billion won (84¢) against Samsung for producing Gear, citing the company's failure to meet the national forgery standards. The company was also threatened with treason for attempting to promote R&D on its own.
  • Reply 4 of 19
    gtrgtr Posts: 3,231member
    Samsung in 2013: Outsold, out-benchmarked, outclassed, and outlawed.

    Do you think the last year may have been educational enough for Samsung to end their disgusting business tactics and focus on making truly original, innovative products in the future?

    No, I didn't think so either.
  • Reply 5 of 19
    Originally Posted by GTR View Post

    Samsung in 2013: Outsold, out-benchmarked, outclassed, and outlawed.

     

    But not out bribed!

  • Reply 6 of 19
    iqatedoiqatedo Posts: 1,599member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Cletus View Post

    In addition, the Supreme Most Loved Judge levied an additional 6 billion won (84¢) against Samsung for producing Gear, citing the company's failure to meet the national forgery standards. The company was also threatened with treason for attempting to promote R&D on its own.

     

    Don't count Samesung out yet, there's plenty more technology on Apple's roadmap yet for them to copy. :)
  • Reply 7 of 19
    sflocalsflocal Posts: 4,624member

    Bahahahahaha!!! Samsung is slowly getting its air supply turned off.  Looking forward it them keeling over and dropping. 

  • Reply 8 of 19
    realisticrealistic Posts: 1,139member
    Unfortunately even with all of Apple's court victories the financial penalties being levied against Samsung only amount to a slap on the wrist. Samsung has established and enhanced their brand by copying Apple and has made a ton of money as a result. Copying seems to be a quicker, cheaper and the much easier way to gain market share than having to develop your own IP.
  • Reply 9 of 19
    samsung will never disappear. samsung mobile is just smaller part of the huge parent company samsung. they have tonnes of money. over here in Korea they make cars, lorries, cranes, dump trucks, and has much money involved in building skyscrapers and even ship parts. they are not going anywhere (sort of like Nokia before they went phones only).
  • Reply 10 of 19
    revenant wrote: »
    samsung will never disappear. samsung mobile is just smaller part of the huge parent company samsung. they have tonnes of money. over here in Korea they make cars, lorries, cranes, dump trucks, and has much money involved in building skyscrapers and even ship parts. they are not going anywhere (sort of like Nokia before they went phones only).

    I'll say. The whole city is named Samsung Town in Seoul. They're here to stay.

    They could create a new logo:

    700
  • Reply 11 of 19
    revenant wrote: »
    samsung will never disappear. samsung mobile is just smaller part of the huge parent company samsung. they have tonnes of money. over here in Korea they make cars, lorries, cranes, dump trucks, and has much money involved in building skyscrapers and even ship parts. they are not going anywhere (sort of like Nokia before they went phones only).

    I'll say. The whole city is named Samsung Town in Seoul. They're here to stay, so they could create a new logo:

    700
  • Reply 12 of 19
    revenant wrote: »
    samsung will never disappear. samsung mobile is just smaller part of the huge parent company samsung. they have tonnes of money. over here in Korea they make cars, lorries, cranes, dump trucks, and has much money involved in building skyscrapers and even ship parts. they are not going anywhere (sort of like Nokia before they went phones only).

    I'll say. The whole city is named Samsung Town in Seoul. They're here to stay, so they could create a new logo:

    700
  • Reply 13 of 19
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by PhilBoogie View Post

     

    I'll say. The whole city is named Samsung Town in Seoul. They're here to stay, so they could create a new logo:



     

     

    All your posts appear three times...

  • Reply 14 of 19
    j4zb4 wrote: »
    All your posts appear three times...

    As of yesterday, I've stopped taking responsibility of any mishaps over here at AI and redirect everyone over to the kids at Huddler.com who designed this Community Software instead of doing what they should; imitate a sugar cube.

    Good thing they rolled out their Draft thingy, but we will be better served with a non-crashing Safari.

    http://www.makeuptalk.com/t/139606/forum-update-december-10-2013#post_2236694

    I'd insert a picture if I could but the row of icons are hidden... I guess misery likes company at Huddler. Ought to be their tagline.
  • Reply 15 of 19
    philboogie wrote: »
    As of yesterday, I've stopped taking responsibility of any mishaps over here at AI and redirect everyone over to the kids at Huddler.com who designed this Community Software instead of doing what they should; imitate a sugar cube.

    Good thing they rolled out their Draft thingy, but we will be better served with a non-crashing Safari.

    http://www.makeuptalk.com/t/139606/forum-update-december-10-2013#post_2236694

    I'd insert a picture if I could but the row of icons are hidden... I guess misery likes company at Huddler. Ought to be their tagline.

    They were frantically reading JavaScript for Dummies. Stand back: they're professional web coder guys.
  • Reply 16 of 19
    Originally Posted by PhilBoogie View Post

    As of yesterday, Ive stopped taking responsibility of any mishaps over here at AI

     

    Ooh. I wonder if I could swing that as an excuse to go ballistic on some trolls. 

     

    “It was Huddler’s fault; why are you temp-banning me?” <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" /> 

  • Reply 17 of 19
    <span style="line-height:1.4em;">As of yesterday, I</span>
    ’<span style="line-height:1.4em;">ve stopped taking responsibility of any mishaps over here at AI</span>

    Ooh. I wonder if I could swing that as an excuse to go ballistic on some trolls. 

    “It was Huddler’s fault; why are you temp-banning me?” :lol:  

    LOL! Well, you could try; the banning part is from Huddler and not AI, after all.
  • Reply 18 of 19
    philboogie wrote: »
    As of yesterday, I've stopped taking responsibility of any mishaps over here at AI and redirect everyone over to the kids at Huddler.com who designed this Community Software instead of doing what they should; imitate a sugar cube.

    Good thing they rolled out their Draft thingy, but we will be better served with a non-crashing Safari.

    http://www.makeuptalk.com/t/139606/forum-update-december-10-2013#post_2236694

    I'd insert a picture if I could but the row of icons are hidden... I guess misery likes company at Huddler. Ought to be their tagline.

    They were frantically reading JavaScript for Dummies. Stand back: they're professional web coder guys.

    LOL. Looks like this book is above their ability to learn though. I want vBulletin back!
  • Reply 19 of 19
    jungmarkjungmark Posts: 6,694member
    SK to Sammy: F off already!
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