Apple has appealed a Tokyo ruling that said Samsung didn’t infringe on the iPhone maker’s patent as the world’s top two smartphone sellers continue their global legal dispute, reports “Bloomberg” (

Apple appealed an Aug. 31 ruling by Tokyo District Court that said Samsung didn’t violate Apple’s invention of technology for synchronizing music and video data with servers, a court spokesman Yutaka Sakai told “Bloomberg.” Apple was ordered by Tokyo District Judge Tamotsu Shoji at the time to pay costs of the lawsuit.

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.