A South Korea court today delivered a split decision in the never-ending battle between Apple and Samsung over patent rights.
A three-judge panel in Seoul Central District Court said Apple infringed two Samsung technology patents, while Samsung violated one of Apple’s patents, reports “The Wall Street Journal” (http://macte.ch/e0HHL). The court awarded small damages to both companies and said they must halt sales of the infringing products in South Korea. None of the banned products are the latest models of Samsung or Apple devices.
This is all part of the ongoing, global legal battle. Apple and Samsung have filed more than 30 lawsuits against each other across four continents. For example, Apple alleges that Samsung copied the slide-to-unlock technology of its iPhone and iPad devices.