Apple Grabs Yet Another Patent Win Against Samsung In UK

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A London court has invalidated Samsung’s assertion that some Apple products infringe on its patents, granting the Cupertino giant yet another patent win against its arch rival, ZDNet reports. The Judge ruled that Apple’s products do not infringe Samsung’s patents around the ability to send and receive information from a device over a 3G network.

Judge Christopher Floyd’s ruling states that Samsung’s claims that Apple products infringe on a Standard Essential Patent the South Korean manufacturer holds have been invalidated, which doesn’t bode well for Samsung’s hopes of claiming nearly 2.5 percent royalties on sales of Apple’s 3G-capable devices.

“We are disappointed by the court’s decision. Upon a thorough review of the judgment, we will decide whether to file an appeal. For decades, we have heavily invested in pioneering the development of technological innovations in the mobile industry, which have been constantly reflected in our products,” a Samsung spokeswoman said in a statement. 

“On a worldwide basis Apple has now fended off 24 assertions of Standard-Essential Patents (SEPs) by Samsung. Samsung prevailed only on three such patents, two of them in Korea,” Florian Mueller, a software patents expert, told ZDNet.

Florian also said that Samsung’s demand for a 2.4 percent royalty on Apple’s sales of 3G-capable products sounds even more ridiculous after this case.