Tokyo court rejects Apple patent claim against Samsung
TOKYO (AFP) - A Japanese court on Friday rejected Apple's claim that South Korean rival Samsung stole the United States (US) firm's technology for its own products, the latest ruling in a global patent battle between the tech giants.
The Tokyo District Court ruled that Samsung did not infringe on Apple's patents on its iPhone and iPad computer for some of its own Galaxy smartphones and tablet computer.
The three-judge panel also awarded legal costs to Samsung.
"The defendant's products do not seem like they used the same technology as the plaintiff's products so we turn down the complaints made by (Apple)," Judge Tamotsu Shoji told the court.