So ,time works fine for Samsung now !
Apple filed a case against Samsung in Tokyo ,Japan last year ,for infringing Apple invention for synchronizing music and video data with servers. The verdict came on 31st of August is favorable to Samsung ,this time .Apple was ordered by Tokyo District Judge Tamotsu Shoji to pay costs of the lawsuit after his verdict, the latest decision in a global dispute between the technology giants over patents used in mobile devices. Samsung shares rose, erasing earlier losses.
Apple will have to pay the cost of the lawsuit, which was filed last year and involved the Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy Tab, and Galaxy S II products, offered by NTT DoCoMo. The Cupertino company was originally seeking 100 million yen ($1.3 million) as damages as per the reports .
Apple was ordered by Tokyo District Judge Tamotsu Shoji today to pay costs of the lawsuit after his verdict, the latest decision in a global dispute between the technology giants over patents used in mobile devices. Samsung shares rose, erasing earlier losses.
“It’s hard to believe the products belong to the range of technologies of the claimant,” Shoji said in dismissing Apple’s case.
Apple already won a case against Samsung on 24th in US court ,and offered a $1.05 Billion compensation in the verdict .
From the perception of a user ,both companies might have infringed the patents of each others . The course cases are a biggest time waste and the time and money invested here might have used to invent some more new patents and way to block other from using own patents. No one is found to be a saint in the case of patents as both companies have used at least a bit of others technology . What’s the point in tarnishing their corporate images by so many cases world wide ?
Source : Bloomberg