Japan court to rule on Apple-Samsung patent brawl
TOKYO (AFP) - A Japanese court on Friday will issue a ruling in a bitter patent dispute between Apple and its South Korean rival Samsung, the latest case in a global war between the two technology giants.
The Tokyo District Court was expected to rule on Apple's claim that Samsung illegally copied technology from its iconic iPhone and iPad tablet for some of its Galaxy smartphones and the Galaxy Tab.
Samsung has steadfastly denied those claims in a string of similar cases filed across the globe.
The Tokyo ruling comes a week after the iPhone maker won more than US$1.0 billion (S$1.25 billion) in a massive United States (US) court victory over Samsung with jurors finding that the South Korean firm had "willfully" infringed on Apple's patents.