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South Korea court rules Apple and Samsung violated each other's patents
Dan Taglioli at 9:43 AM ET
Apple and Samsung have been embroiled in continuous patent litigation in courts around the world. Earlier this month the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] denied a motion by Apple requesting that the court sanction Samsung by ruling in Apple's favor in the ongoing $2.5 billion patent litigation between the two companies there. In July a UK court ruled[JURIST report] that Samsung tablets do not infringe on Apple's design. Earlier in July a federal judgeissued an injunction [JURIST report] against Samsung to stop the sale of its Galaxy Nexus smartphone in the US. A week earlier the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit had rejected[Bloomberg report; CAFC notice] Samsung's appeal of the decision that remanded the case to the district court giving Apple another opportunity to ban Samsung's Galaxy products in the states after itpartially reversed [JURIST report] the district court's refusal to grant a temporary injunction for Apple against Samsung. Apple's request for a temporary injunction was denied [JURIST report] by the district court in December.
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