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Samsung and Motorola gets win against Apple in Germany

September 22, 2012
By Loh Ving Sung GooglePlus

22 September 2012 – After suffering some defeats on the legal front, the two companies have been cleared of Apple’s charges in a German court.

Apple had earlier claimed that several of Motorola and Samsung’s Android handsets violated its patents dealing with mobile operating system’s responses to touch events – specifically how the devices respond to users’ touch.

Foss Patents' Florian Mueller chimed in and suggested that Apple’s patent is too vague to be enforced. That’s apparently how Apple lost its case in the Netherlands and the UK.

Both companies should be able to take a break from their recent losses. Motorola was found in violation of Microsoft-owned patents last Thursday. And of course a jury awarded Apple a little over a $1 billion in damages in landmark patent case.

After the victory, Samsung told the Korea Times in a statement today that it plans to "continue to further develop and introduce products that enhance the lives of German consumers."

Apple isn’t likely to run out of patent claims, and had already lined up several suits against Samsung and Motorola in courts across the U.S. and Europe.

Apple competitors are mired in their own patent wars. Samsung is lining up to sue Apple over the use of LTE on the iPhone 5. Reports say that the South Korean firm claims the integration violates patents it holds related to the data service.

Motorola spent most of 2012 trying to get Microsoft’s Xbox 360 gaming console banned, citing patents related to H.264 codec for online video


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