However, Samsung’s latest loss has come as something of a surprise and it’s happened in Korea, Samsung’s own home.
Patent violation claims have been raised by Samsung against Apple and Samsung steadfastly maintain that Apple are infringing upon key patents and have been calling for a sales ban on a number of Apple products in South Korea – including the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and iPad 2. The three separate claims are based on three patent infringement allegations these Apple products were using mobile messaging technology from Samsung.
In a statement Samsung said:
“We are disappointed by the court’s decision, as Apple has continued to infringe our patented mobile technologies, we will continue to take the measures necessary to protect our intellectual property rights.”
The sales ban was rejected in the Korean court and the claim of around £58k in damages was also dismissed.
This will be a bitter loss for Samsung but the legal tussle between the two tech-giants is sure to wage on for some time to come.