Dutch court says Samsung does not infringe Apple patent
THE HAGUE (AFP) - A Dutch court rejected on Wednesday a suit brought by Apple claiming that Samsung of South Korean had infringed its patent by using certain multi-touch techniques on smartphones and tablets.
"The court rules that Samsung with its Galaxy products does not infringe on" Apple's multi-touch patent, the ruling said of Samsung's Galaxy line of smart phones and tablets.
The patent, EP 948, relates to when touchscreens can or cannot identify simultaneous multiple touches.
The court in The Hague ordered Apple to pay legal costs of around 324,000 euros (S$516,000).