A court in the German city of Mannheim decided recently that Apple has not infringed Samsung’s patent and the Cupertino based company managed to strike another blow to its enemy. Apple and Samsung are clenched in a legal war in more than 10 lawsuits held in courts from all over the world, from the United States to Australia, France and Japan.
In Germany, Apple sued Samsung to protect its patents and the South Korean giant fought back, by accusing Apple of the same thing: patent infringements. Now, the Cupertino based company won a partial victory, when the Mannheim court ruled against Samsung’s claims.
Florian Mueller, the independent patent expert called to give the court his informed opinions about the whole situation explained for Reuters “This ruling related to only one of 13 patents that are currently in suit between those parties in Germany, and of dozens of patents on a worldwide basis.” He also added “It’s not the first rejection of a complaint involving these two players, and barring a major surprise, it won’t be the last.”
The decisions that the Manneheim court has to make about other two Samsung patents presumably infringed by Apple are expected on January 27 and March 2. In another part of the world, in Australia, the South Korean tech giant won the lawsuit in December and managed to lift the ban on the sales of its Galaxy tablet, following Apple’s similar claims.